2. Heart problems
Most children with fetal alcohol syndrome will also develop heart problems. Some of the children will develop these heart problems at birth while others only develop them later in life — sometimes even in adulthood or seniority. There have been countless studies tying heart problems to alcohol consumption during gestation. Doctors have explored the possibility that these heart issues are a result of both the lack of oxygen as well as nutrition during the pregnancy due to the consumption of alcohol.
Some babies with more severe cases of fetal alcohol syndrome don’t make it past infancy due to their heart issues. There have even been some reports of newborn babies dying shortly after birth due to cardiac arrest caused by fetal alcohol syndrome. This is another reason why it’s so important for pregnant women to not drink alcohol. The consumption of liquor isn’t worth it when you consider the fact that you could cost your child decades of their life.