Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

When pregnant mothers drink, alcohol from their blood can pass to their baby through the umbilical cord. In turn, this exposure can damage the baby’s brain and cause growth problems. These problems vary from child to child and may include physical defects, brain, and central nervous system problems, and social and behavioral issues. These can result in a number of syndromes and disorders, collectively grouped together as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Key Facts about FASDs

As you plan your campaign, remember that September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month, and September 9th is International FASD Awareness Day. These are key times to promote FASD awareness as other organizations will also be working to create conversations about FASDs.