Notice social and behavior issues. Not Helpful 1 Helpful 1. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Symptoms can appear while the baby is still developing in utero or at birth. Long term effects may include problems associated with growth retardation and intellectual development, inability to live alone, difficulty in abiding by the law  and increased risk of being suicidal . Some of the most common misconceptions include:
So, it is believed that drinking during the first trimester may affect the fetus most as these organs and body parts develop in the initial three months.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
Notice social and behavior issues. Do You Need to Worry? Adams, 37, has gone through two failed marriages. Symptoms can appear while the baby is still developing in utero or at birth. Palpebral fissure length PFL is measured in millimeters with either calipers or a clear ruler and then compared to a PFL growth chart, also developed by the University of Washington.