FASD: The Basics

Advocates for the prevention of FASD agree that part of the issue is misinformation about the risks associated with alcohol use during pregnancy. Some health care providers, family members and friends may tout various myths that certain types of alcohol and/or “light” consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is safe. However, the U.S. Surgeon General and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have the science to support that people who are exposed to alcohol in utero consistently experience birth defects. These defects may include cognitive and behavioral issues like learning disabilities, delayed motor skills and/or abnormal facial characteristics. The fact is that there is no known safe amount of alcohol at any time during pregnancy.
Read more: Mental Health Trust (Alaska, 2015)


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