FASD AWARENESS

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are the most damaging effect a parent's drinking can have on a child. These lifelong disabilities can develop in the womb with the consumption of ANY amount of alcohol, and are 100% preventable. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced in CDC Vital Signs that not only should pregnant women refrain from drinking, but women who could get pregnant or plan to get pregnant should do so as well.

The Facts on FASD:

  • There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant
  • Drinking any type of alcohol can cause FASDs. This includes all wine, beer & mixed drinks.
  • The best advice is to stop drinking alcohol when you start trying to get pregnant.
  • If you are unable to stop drinking, talk to your healthcare provider. Resources are available to help.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders disability chart

To learn more:
https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/
http://www.samhsa.gov/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-fasd-center
http://www.nofas.org/about-fasd/