Before I Was Born – The Choices We Make During Pregnancy

Project Description

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, also called FASD, is the name given to the mental and physical problems that a baby can be born with if a woman drinks while she is pregnant. FASD can only happen if a woman drinks alcohol while she is pregnant. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, her unborn baby also drinks alcohol. Alcohol easily passes from the mother to the baby through the cord. Alcohol can severely affect the brain and development of a baby, so when alcohol passes from the mother to the baby, it often damages and slows the baby’s development. Problems from FASD will never go away.

Project Details

Department Health
Year Published 2001