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Module 3: Risk Factors for FASD

Maternal Metabolism

The mother's metabolism can affect how much a fetus will be damaged by alcohol. For example, age-related increases in maternal body fat-to-water ratio can affect alcohol metabolism. Thus, children of drinking mothers over 30 are more vulnerable to being born with an FASD.1

Pregnant African American woman with her hands on her round belly

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