Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Pregnant? Think Twice Before Drinking Alcohol!
Today is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness day. Please remember that prenatal alcohol is the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disorders in the United States. Drinking while pregnant can lead to many disabilities in children, with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) being the most damaging. We have known for 40 years that drinking while pregnant can cause harm to the unborn baby, yet up to 30% of pregnant women still report drinking during their pregnancy! FASD is not curable, but 100% preventable. Drinking and pregnancy don't mix!
For more information, contact the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).