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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders

Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue

There are times and ways to drink that are safer than others. Every woman is different. Learn how alcohol can affect a woman’s health and safety.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Drinking and Your Pregnancy- (PDF)

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can hurt your baby and can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Find answers to common questions you may have about alcohol and drinking while you are pregnant.

Review Date: February 28, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause a range of lifelong disorders, known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders(FASDs). Learn about the characteristics and behaviors of children with FASDs and how much alcohol is too much to drink during pregnancy.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

Healthy Babies Strong Futures: How Native Men Can Help Pregnant Women Be Alcohol Free- (PDF)

Native men can have an important role in preventing FASD.They can encourage women not to drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Review Date: November 28, 2012

SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence

Independent Living for People With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - (PDF)

For persons with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), daily activities, such as working, managing money, and maintaining a home, present huge challenges. Learn about assistance and support to help overcome these challenges.

Review Date: March 22, 2011

SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence

Preventing FASD: Healthy Women, Healthy Babies- (PDF)

FASD is 100% preventable. Read about the three main approaches to preventing FASD.

Review Date: August 20, 2012

SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence

The Power of Our Youth: Help Your Communities Have Healthy Babies- (PDF)

This brochure for Native adolescents explains what fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) is and how preventing it can make a community stronger. It encourages adolescents to learn more about FASD and share information with others in their community.

Review Date: November 28, 2012

SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence

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