I don't do this too much, but recently I watched part of an afternoon TV show (Steve Wilkos). I didn't get the whole story, but a woman's stepmother wanted to get custody of her stepdaughter's two children. One had a bad case of FAS. When confronted on why she was drinking during her pregnancy, the stepdaughter denied any ETOH use during her pregnancy. Steve asked, "Then why does your baby have FAS?" The girl said (and I am not making this up), that her doctor told her that if the father
is doing drugs/alcohol, then the baby may be affected by FAS. She swore that this happens very, very rarely, but it can happen.
I think that was trying to CYA and said the first thing that popped into her head, whether it made sense or not.
Of course, the show called the CDC and confirmed that it's not possible for a child to contract FAS in this manner.
Fortunately, the woman did sign custody papers to her stepmother, I hope it holds up because some lawyer might say that she did it under duress.
Anyone else have any strange theories by patients?