Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe difficulties individuals may face when a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy.

  • FASD occurs in about 9 per 1,000 births in the United States.
  • FASD affects as many as 40,000 infants each year.
  • FASD affects more children each year than Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy combined.

All Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are 100% preventable.  The only cause of FASD is alcohol consumption by women during pregnancy.  The only prevention of FASD is no alcohol consumption by women during pregnancy.  As there is no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, why risk it?  Be alcohol free!

For more information on FASD, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.