Alcohol and Pregnancy: Why Take the Risk?
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, behavioral, and learning problems. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems. FASDs can be completely prevented if a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy.
- Page last reviewed: August 19, 2013
- Page last updated: August 19, 2013
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- National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
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