Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hate To Break This To Fetal Freddy, But

Hate to break this to you Fetal Freddy, but drinking and smoking have been cited as causes of cerebal palsy.  Don't believe us?  Read causes of cerebral palsy.

Alcohol and cigarette smoking both have powerfully adverse effect on a fetus’s development and are frequently underestimated as a cause of cerebral palsy.
Fetal alcohol syndrome debilitates a number of systems and can cause microcephaly, facial dysmorphisms, severeintrauterine growth restriction, mental retardation and cerebral palsy. It has been estimated that 8% of children suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome later contract cerebral palsy. This percentage may be higher in developing nations where the abuse of alcohol may go unnoted. In addition, neuronal migration in inhibited by alcohol in the fetus and can lead to CP.

Fetal Freddy, you like to talk and write about things you don't know.  If you would like to learn more about cerebral palsy or fetal alcohol syndrome, here is the link to a very good search engine.  Try it sometime.  You might learn something even if the FAS makes you forget it later.