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This free app is a way for users to access the latest information related to alcohol use during pregnancy and FASDs directly from an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. From women planning a pregnancy to health care providers to families and educators, this app helps users easily find and share the latest in the prevention, recognition, and treatment of FASDs. To download the FASD app, visit the Apple App store from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and search for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders or CDC.
Alcohol and Women: How to Screen and Intervene
In this CDC Expert Commentary in partnership with Medscape, Dr. Joe Sniezek discusses steps health care providers can take to detect and intervene with women who drink alcohol at risky levels. Advice is based on guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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CDC’s Elizabeth Dang discusses the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
CDC’s Elizabeth Dang discusses fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and the importance of not drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
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.
Avoiding Alcohol During Pregnancy (A Cup of Health with CDC)
If you’re pregnant or might get pregnant, you can begin taking care of your child long before birth. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can have permanent negative health effects on your developing child. In this podcast, Claire Marchetta discusses the importance of avoiding alcohol use during pregnancy.
Avoiding Alcohol During Pregnancy (A Minute of Health with CDC)
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can have permanent negative health effects on your developing baby. This podcast discusses fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
The Story of Iyal
In this podcast, a mother tells her compelling story about a family living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Don't Drink and Deliver (A Cup of Health with CDC)
Healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy play a key role in the ultimate outcome of a pregnancy; one of the greatest dangers to an unborn child is alcohol. In this podcast, Dr. Clark Denny discusses the importance of women abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy.
Alcohol and Pregnancy Don't Mix
This podcast discusses the dangers of consuming alcohol during pregnancy.
Put Down That Drink if You Are Pregnant (or Trying to Be)!
This podcast discusses the danger of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
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Alcohol and Pregnancy: Why Take the Risk?
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. How much do you know about alcohol use during pregnancy?
Take our quiz to find out. (Published: April 2013)
Alcohol During Pregnancy: Melissa’s Story
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Read about Melissa’s experience with alcohol use during pregnancy and her journey to find the best possible care for her son. Information about the new FASD app is also provided. (Published: September 2012)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: One Woman's Story
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Read about one woman's experience with FASDs. Information about new tools and resources you can use is also provided. (Published: April 2012)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. Learn more about signs, treatments, and what you can do about FASDs. (Published: December 2011)
What You Should Know about Alcohol and Pregnancy
CDC urges pregnant women not to drink alcohol any time during pregnancy. 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. (Published: April, 2010)
Drinking While Pregnant Still a Problem
Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause birth defects and developmental disabilities. Women who are pregnant or might get pregnant should abstain from using alcohol. (Published April 20, 2010)
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