FASDs are 100% preventable if a woman doesn’t drink alcohol while she is pregnant.
Learn more about the cause, signs, and treatments and what you can do if you think your child might have an FASD.
The Story of Iyal
This video tells the story of one family living with FASDs. Every family has unique experiences, challenges, and successes. The intent of this video is not to endorse specific interventions, but to share one family’s story and hope.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems.
Read more about FASDs:
- Cause and Prevention
- Signs and Symptoms
- Treatment for Children with FASDs
- Get Help!
- International FASD Awareness Day
FASDs are caused by a woman drinking alcohol during pregnancy. There is no known amount of alcohol that is safe to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time to drink during pregnancy and no safe kind of alcohol to drink while pregnant.
- Learn more about alcohol use and pregnancy
- Questions and answers about alcohol and pregnancy
- Tips on how to have an alcohol-free pregnancy
Full story at; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- See also;
- Effects of alcohol on women
- A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved
- Alcohol and Pregnancy
- Alcohol intervention may help.
- If you have healthcare training this manual may help.
|The Best I Can Be: Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome-Effects (Revised) (Mom’s Choice Awards Recipient) by Jodee Kulp|
|Finding Perspective… Raising Successful Children Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders by Liz Lawryk|