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  • The Sobriety :60 spotlights FASD
    The Sobriety :60 spotlights FASD
    The Sobriety :60 features a minute on alcohol-related health issues. Episode nine addresses drinking before and during pregnancy and the tragic emergence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders -- FASD.Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), the most recognized...
  • Four myths about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders endanger babies
    Four myths about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders endanger babies
    Sept. 9, the ninth day of the ninth month, is the annual observance of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to emphasize the critical nine months of pregnancy. FASDs are now more common than autism, and one child is born with one in the range of...
  • Study ties fetal alcohol syndrome to dad's alcohol use before conception
    Study ties fetal alcohol syndrome to dad's alcohol use before conception
    Expectant mothers' alcohol use during pregnancy is a known cause of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). FAS is one of a range of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).FAS children can suffer physical deformities, reduced intellect, stunted growth...
  • FASD Awareness Day:  Fetal alcohol syndrome more common than autism
    FASD Awareness Day: Fetal alcohol syndrome more common than autism
    The date 9/9 is a reminder to women who are or may be pregnant that during the nine months of pregnancy, there are significant and life-long risksdue to alcohol for the child they carry. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...
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    Drinking during pregnancy can cause FASD and delayed brain growth in offspring
    The brains of children born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) experience delayed and impaired brain development throughout their childhood and adolescence, according to research by the University of Alberta, Canada. The study was...
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    Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
    There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink and no safe kind of alcohol. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) urges pregnant women not to drink alcohol any time during...
  • Normal brain vs. brain with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    Alcohol use + pregnancy = FASD
    What Is FASD? FASD stands for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and describes an umbrella of permanent birth defects. This disorder, Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ARND), Static Encephalopathy (alcohol...