IN 2016/17: THE NUMBER OF HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS OF UNDER 25s FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG POISONING IN 2016/17 69 foetesus or babies were aected by their mother's use of or withdrawal from drugs SIX CHILDREN WERE DIAGNOSED WITH FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
922 1296 THE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE TREATED BY SUBSTANCE ABUSED IN WALES Opioids Cocaine Other stimulants Cannabinoids 456 in 2016/17 316 in 2016/17 126 in 2016/17 148 in 2016/17 2012/13 2016/17 2012/13 2016/17 2012/13 2016/17 2012/13 2016/17
He said: "His birth mother used alcohol and heroin during her pregnancy and he was born with foetal alcohol syndrome
At five, Niamh was diagnosed with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
from her birth mother's drinking.
The National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
UK said: "There is no safe level for alcohol consumption during pregnancy - the only risk-free approach is to avoid alcohol completely.
Educating midwives and mothers about the issues that can arise when drinking alcohol when pregnant or trying to conceive is hugely important as it will potentially save many babies from being born with foetal alcohol syndrome
Figures published in the 2011 Children and Young People's Wellbeing Monitor for Wales, show 53 babies were diagnosed with foetal alcohol syndrome
in Wales in 2009.
Drinking heavily in pregnancy can cause Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
(FAS), which may leave children with impaired IQ, low birth weight, and severe learning difficulties.
Foetal alcohol syndrome
, which can cause learning difficulties and other disorders, is serious and is clearly a consequence of drinking heavily, he said.
On Tuesday the National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
UK held a conference in London to discuss the impact of drinking alcohol while pregnant.
Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
(FAS) occurs when the full spectrum of the disorder is diagnosed due to heavy drinking during pregnancy.
Serious problems such as severe learning disabilities and physical abnormalities can occur when women drink large amounts of alcohol when they are pregnant, leading to foetal alcohol syndrome
The findings, published in the British Medical Journal today, showed that foetal alcohol syndrome
can lead to stunted growth, facial abnormalities and brain disorders.
The threat in the womb has a fancy three-word name: foetal alcohol syndrome
FOETAL ALCOHOL Syndrome
(FAS) and Foetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) happen as a result of alcohol being consumed during pregnancy.
Around 45% of mums-to-be booze heavily, risking foetal alcohol syndrome
which affects the baby's development.