Alcohol-Related Birth Defects
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Alcohol-Related Birth Defects: Physical or cognitive deficits in a child which result from maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy - includes but is not limited to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effect (FAE).
Birth Parent: A child's biological parent.
Birth Rate: The ratio between births and individuals in a specified population at a particular time.
Birthtime: The moment of first breath of a new born.
Title Defects: An unresolved claim against the ownership of property, which prevents presentation of a marketable title. Such claims may arise from failure of the owners spouse or former partner to sign a . . . View Full Definition
Flavor Defects: Unpleasant flavor characteristics caused by problems during picking, processing (fruit removal), drying, sorting, storage, or transportation. Common defects include: excess numbers of immatu . . . View Full Definition
Birth Mother: Biological mother of a child that is adopted or planning to be adopted.
Birth Defect: Any harmful trait, physical or biochemical, present at birth, whether a result of a genetic mutation or some other nongenetic factor.
Artificial Birthday: See adjusted calculation date.
Alternative Birthing Center: A facility offering a 'non-traditional' ('not like a hospital') setting for giving birth. While alternative birthing centers can range from free-standing centers to special areas within hosp . . . View Full Definition
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