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Secret Facts about the Effects of Alcohol on Unborn Babies Coralville IA

A couple of decades ago, many doctors delivering babies were shocked to realize that some babies were born deformed, had a general growth retardation, a small brain and a particular face. It did not take long to link this phenomenon to the fact that the mothers consumed alcohol during their pregnancy. The problem was named fetal alcohol syndrome.Although we now know about fetal alcohol syndrome, it is a very common for expectant women to consume alcoholic beverages during their pregnancy.

University of IA Hospitals and Clinics
(319) 384-8765
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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Area Substance Abuse Council
(319) 390-4611
3601 16th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
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New Directions Recovery
(641) 672-3159
1229 Avenue East
Oskaloosa, IA
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(641) 672-3100
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Northwest Iowa Alcoholism and
(712) 262-2952
1201 South 2nd Avenue
Sheldon, IA
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DUI/DWI offenders
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Mercy Behavioral Care
(712) 279-2438
801 5th Street
Sioux City, IA
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Mid Eastern Council on Chemical Abuse
(319) 351-4357
430 Southgate Avenue
Iowa City, IA
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(319) 351-4357
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Cedar Valley Recovery Services
(319) 363-2678
120 3rd Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
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(319) 240-8911
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders

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Mid Eastern Council on Chemical Abuse
(319) 351-4357
430 Southgate Avenue
Iowa City, IA
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(319) 351-4357
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Orchard Place Child Guidence Center
(515) 697-5700
620 8th Street
Des Moines, IA
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Substance abuse
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Alcohol and Drug Dependency Servs of
(319) 524-4397
928 Main Street
Keokuk, IA
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(319) 524-4397
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Outpatient
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Secret Facts about the Effects of Alcohol on Unborn Babies

Pregnancy is the unique time in a couple’s lifetime, a exceptional time where a mother-to-be is to celebrate for the hospitable of her baby. Many future parents will go through extensive expenses and will spend a lot of time preparing their house to be the finest for their baby in order to get ready and offer the baby the best environment possible. What about the temporary house the baby will live in for nine months before being born? Is the uterus the best and most welcoming and secure environment for the unborn baby? A couple of decades ago, many doctors delivering babies were shocked to realize that some babies were born deformed, had a general growth retardation, a small brain and a particular face. It did not take long to link this phenomenon to the fact that the mothers consumed alcohol during their pregnancy. The problem was named fetal alcohol syndrome. Although we now know about fetal alcohol syndrome, it is a very common for expectant women to consume alcoholic beverages during their pregnancy. What we know so far about alcohol and pregnancy is still limited. The medical community agrees that the fetal alcohol syndrome is caused by the mother consuming alcoholic beverages regularly or in good quantity during the pregnancy. The exact amount of alcohol that causes the damages to the unborn baby will never be determined precisely as it varies according to the mother’s weight, the stage of the pregnancy, the rapidity and the percentage of the alcohol intake and so many...

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