Pathophysiology DQ week 2

 Please answer ONE of the following DQ’s.  Please provide the questions that is being answered as the heading. Please be careful with the similarity. This is the second time I have to send this question because the professor is very strictly.


A 23-year-old woman presents to the OB-GYN office you work at. She was recently surprised to learn that she is pregnant. She estimates that she is about 8 weeks along. She tells you that she regularly drinks on the weekends with her friends. She asks you “Is that a problem? As long as I don’t drink very much, I can still have a drink occasionally while I’m pregnant, right?”

a.            How would you answer her questions?

b.            What types of abnormalities can be caused by alcohol, and how does genetics influence this?