A woman planning on becoming pregnant is receiving education from the nurse. Which statement by the patient suggests that she understands fetal alcohol syndrome?
• The first few weeks of fetal development is the period of highest risk for alcohol's teratogenic effects.
• Alcohol causes higher blood alcohol concentrations in a developing baby than in the mother because of slower fetal metabolism. Alcohol interferes with oxygen delivery to developing tissues and organs.
• Women planning to become pregnant should avoid alcohol.
• All alcohol consumption should be discouraged, even with meals.