Physicians, nurses, mental health providers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals play a crucial role in preventing FASD. As trusted sources for information, it is important to talk to women about the dangers of drinking while pregnant.Learn more
Even if a woman is not expecting or pregnant, awareness is of utmost importance because she can share her knowledge of the dangers of alcohol consumption with friends, family and other women in the community.
Children born with FASD suffer from a range of birth defects, including cranial and facial abnormalities, neurological abnormalities and growth retardation. Fetal alcohol exposure is also the leading known cause of nonhereditary intellectual delay.