Fetal Alcohol Syndrome | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Babies who have fetal alcohol syndrome are usually small and underweight. They often have small eyes and a small head. They often have birth defects such as delayed development, heart defects and vision or hearing problems. As they grow older, they may have behavior problems. The most serious problem is mental retardation.

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/00