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Preventing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on the Central Coast

As an expectant mother, you want your unborn baby to be as healthy as possible. Of all the fetal conditions that can affect your baby, fetal alcohol syndrome is 100 percent preventable.

Dignity Health Central Coast doctors want you to enjoy a healthy pregnancy, as well. Understanding fetal alcohol syndrome effects and talking to your care providers can help safeguard the well-being of both you and your baby.

Whether you are trying to get pregnant or are already pregnant, Find a Doctor who provides care with humankindness for fetal alcohol syndrome on the Central Coast of California.


Spot Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Symptoms at Dignity Health Central Coast

A newborn with fetal alcohol syndrome comes into the world with a range of possible symptoms. Birth defects, small size, poor muscle tone and coordination, problems with learning, and abnormal facial features are all signs of fetal alcohol syndrome.

An expectant mother who drinks any amount of alcohol increases the risk to her baby since no amount is deemed safe. For you and your baby’s health, Dignity Health Central Coast OB/GYN doctors recommend you stop drinking if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. This is for your overall health as you prepare for motherhood.

If you are expecting and having trouble avoiding alcohol, your doctor cares and can develop a personalized treatment or rehabilitation plan. Protecting you and your baby’s health remains our focus.

If your baby is born with fetal alcohol syndrome, talk with your baby’s doctor about specialists and medical care to help your baby live a full, rich life. Any treatment or therapy will be specific to your baby’s symptoms and needs.

For complete fetal alcohol syndrome prevention and treatment, reach out to an expert at Dignity Health Central Coast.

Dignity Health cares about you and your baby’s health in preventing fetal alcohol syndrome on the Central Coast.