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Top 5 Alcohol And Pregnancy Facts

29 September 2016 Written by 

As FASD Awareness Month comes to a close, let's look back at five things we learned this month:

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1. Drinking during pregnancy can cause FASD - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

 

 

2. Children with a FASD often have trouble in one or more of these areas: learning, memory, attention span, communication, vision, and hearing.

 

 

3. Living with the affects of FASD is tough, as one mom shared in A Letter To My Son's Birth Mom.

 

 

 

4. Thanks to Nadine's article, Hollywood Taught Me To Drink, we learned to take a closer look at fictional portrayals of drinking.

 

 

5. Supporting a pregnant friend while other friends are at a wine tasting is both thoughtful and kind, as demonstrated by The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper.

 

 

 

Both the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics agree no amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy.

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Pam Carver

In my family of origin, three of us are in treatment for codependency, drugs, and/or alcohol abuse. Two of us are in denial about the devastating effects codependency, drugs, and alcohol have had on our family. None of us are talking about it. I’m the codependent one on a quest for healthy living through love and boundaries. My journey started in Celebrate Recovery. I have much to learn and practice. I live with my wonderful husband, amazing son, and pseudo-therapy beagle, Spot. I enjoy long walks on the beach and writing about the life-changing principles I’m learning in the rooms of recovery.
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