Author(s): Jenny Salmon
Based on academic research, this book tells the stories of eight New Zealand women who gave birth to children suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome - or fetal alcohol effects, as it is also known. The struggles of these women to raise their disabled children, in a society where everything from the legal system to education can be unsympathetic to their needs, makes absorbingreading. Even a medical diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome is difficult to obtain, a diagnosis that ideally should be made before the child reaches six so the disorder can be managed appropriately. Intended primarily for women wanting to conceive, this book is also a valuable resource for general practitioners, nurses, students and others in the fields of health, medicine and social work.