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Don’t drink if planning a #pregnancy: avoiding fetal #alcohol spectrum disorders

If you’re trying to get pregnant, stop drinking. And if you’re sexually active and drink alcohol, use contraception. That’s the advice from health experts to protect unborn children from lasting damage, as new research reveals that millions of women risk exposing their babies to alcohol.

Drinking during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) – lifelong physical, intellectual and behavioural disabilities – with a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlighting that the damage can be done before women even realise they are pregnant.
Read more about the Australian report of an American study here

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (586 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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