Even Light Maternal Drinking Can Lead to FASD

A great article. Examples of what CAN happen to a child if the birth mom drinks alcohol while pregnant. Society may not have known 10, 20 or 30 years ago but we know now. No alcohol if you are trying to get pregnant and no alcohol while you are pregnant. It’s the safest choice. And if you have had alcohol during pregnancy please tell your healthcare provider so you can get supports for your child and yourself. No shame, no stigma.

The Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility Project

AS FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME STORY TRENDS, PUBLIC WARNED OF SPECTRUM DISORDERS FROM EVEN LIGHT MATERNAL DRINKING

DAWN PAPPLE: Inquisitr, HEALTH

Wednesday, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) was trending on Facebook after a profound article was featured by the Washington Post that told the tragic story of a woman named Kathy Mitchell, who caused her own daughter’s disability. Kathy later learned her daughter, Karli, suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), which was caused by her own alcohol consumption while she was pregnant.

Kathy admits she battled alcoholism, but in her defense, the Washington Post pointed out that in 1973, when Kathy gave birth to Karli, doctors barely knew of the effects that alcohol consumption or even binge drinking had on a fetus. At that time, mothers were told that drinking wine was good for blood flow and was probably even healthy to consume during pregnancy.

Readers’ reactions included shock that anyone…

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