Genetic risks play part in fetal alcohol syndrome. A study of 84 twin/sibling pairs exposed to alcohol in utero indicates there’s no safe limit of alcohol exposure for pregnant mothers.
OPINION: This twin study validates the precautionary prevention message. There are risks factors at play and the only one that is certain is no alcohol in pregnancy equals no risk. REPLY: FASD Prevention Conversation: Which we think is also an important reminder that the effects a child experiences isn’t just determined by how much mom drank – for some women even small amounts can have a great impact. One more reason to stand against the stigma women experience.