Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
FASD is a term to describe the full range of harm that can result from drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
FASD is preventable. There is no cure for FASD; it lasts a lifetime. There are supports for parents and children affected by FASD.
Signs of FASD may include:
The amount of alcohol it takes to harm a baby is unknown. Alcohol reaches the unborn baby through the mother’s bloodstream. The harms that may result depend on the amount, pattern and timing of consumption as well as the woman’s overall health.