Today, and over the next few days, we go back to basics to review and expand on previous posts about the effect of prenatal alcohol exposure and the brain. Alcohol is a teratogen (substance that is toxic to the baby's developing brain). Damage can occur in various regions of the brain. The areas that might … Continue reading Day 53 of 99 Days to FASDay: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
Did you know that the effects of alcohol were being observed from biblical times? While some of the language used in the graphic above is considered out-dated and even offensive and judgmental by today's standards, I included these quotes because it illustrates scholars and physicians have noted the effects of alcohol on the people who … Continue reading Day 51 of 99 Days to FASDay: History Notes of Alcohol Effects
FASD History: Dr. Paul Lemoine published the first literature that linked prenatal alcohol use with birth defects in 1968.