Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant: Not Worth the Risk
Posted on 09/17/2013
In recognition of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Month, the Cooperative is pleased to co-sponsor Back to the Future: 40 Years of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure. The event will highlight recent findings in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and raise awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy. For more information on the event, visit the Cooperative event calendar.
FAS, while completely preventable, can cause brain damage, birth defects, and alcohol withdrawal in infants. Pregnant women are encouraged to abstain from drinking during the nine months of pregnancy to offer their child the best possible start in life. Get the facts about drinking while pregnant.
If you are pregnant, or thinking of becoming pregnant, check out the Cooperative’s programs to learn what you can do to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
For more information on FAS, visit the CDC website.