There is NO 100% safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy.

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When I Realized I Could Have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

When I Realized I Could Have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
I knew my birth mom drank. I knew she may have been drunk when she gave birth to me. I always assumed she did not drink that much, and she didn’t drink enough throughout her pregnancy to affect me. I also thought maybe she did drink a lot, and itRead more

Choose Your Words Carefully about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Choose Your Words Carefully about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Canada FASD Research Network says language matters in dealing with disorder affecting an estimated 1.4 million Canadians. Doctors and the media offer mixed advice on how much alcohol pregnant mothers can consume. The clearest message is that no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Photo Yohann Legrand, CC BY-SARead more

During Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month, experts underscore danger of drinking while pregnant

During Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month, experts underscore danger of drinking while pregnant
September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month. Even today, there are often mixed messages about drinking alcohol while pregnant. Many people believe think it's not a big problem or are told that an occasional drink won't harm their babies. The general public may not realize fetal alcohol spectrum disorders areRead more
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