Tag: fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

International FASD Awareness Day

International FASD Awareness Day

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (also called FASDs) are always caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Don’t drink alcohol if you’re pregnan ...
Alcohol- and other drug-related birth defects

Alcohol- and other drug-related birth defects

During pregnancy your growing baby depends on you to keep him healthy. That’s why it’s important that you stay away from harmful substances, like alco ...
Birth defects research changes lives

Birth defects research changes lives

March of Dimes invests in birth defects research For many years, March of Dimes grantees have been seeking to identify genes and environmental fact ...
Is a glass of wine OK?

Is a glass of wine OK?

There is no amount of alcohol that is proven to be safe during pregnancy. All types of alcohol are equally harmful for your baby, including wine, beer ...
FASDs – what you need to know

FASDs – what you need to know

It’s important to stop and think before you drink. Many women who are pregnant or thinking about pregnancy know that heavy drinking during pregnanc ...
Birth Defects: What have we learned?

Birth Defects: What have we learned?

Special thanks to Coleen Boyle, PhD, MSHyg, Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and ...
Alcohol during pregnancy and FASDs

Alcohol during pregnancy and FASDs

September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Awareness Day. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause FASDs, which include ...