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Facts about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Here are the facts about Fetal Alcohol syndrome.  


  • FAS is 100% preventable!
  • FAS is the leading preventable cause of mental retardation!
  • Alcohol during pregnancy causes permanent brain damage!
  • There is no safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy!
  • Even one drink risks the health of an unborn baby!
  • FAS is a lifelong, invisible and irreversible disability!
  • Symptoms may not become obvious until a child is 3 or 4 years old!
  • FAS is found in all races and all socio-economic groups!
  • There is no cure for FAS!

Are you Pregnant? Don't Drink!
Can you fall Pregnant? Don't Drink!
Period!

  • "A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” ―Eda J. Le Shan

  • “Drinking during pregnancy is linked with disaster – personal disaster for the ‘bright-eyed ones,’ disaster for their families and their hope for their young, and disaster for . . . society as we struggle to pay the huge price of this destruction.” - Prof. Ann Streissguth, Ph.D.

  • "If you're pregnant, don't drink. If you drink, don't get pregnant" - Eva Carner

  • "Every day is FASD Awareness day" - Teresa Kellerman (www.babybornfree.com)