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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. FASDs are 100% preventable if a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy.


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Why alcohol is dangerous and how to get help.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) App

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A free app on alcohol use during pregnancy and FASDs for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad – check it out!




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