Abstaining from all mind-altering substances during pregnancy is generally considered to be the safest course of action for any expectant mother. The warnings are pasted on bottles of alcohol and printed on cigarette packs. Taverns typically post disclaimers about the potential harmful effects that alcohol can have on a fetus. And now, in the wake...Read More
“Stop and think. If you are pregnant or could be pregnant, don’t drink.” The above quote is from the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence website. And the photo to the left depicts the government warning that can be found on every alcoholic beverage in the United States: “According to the surgeon general,...Read More
As more and more studies are conducted regarding the effects of drugs and alcohol on the human fetus, the more we are able to understand what an exposed individual will experience as they grow up. It has long been understood that when pregnant women consume alcohol they put their baby at great risk of defects,...Read More
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