Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week: May 14 - 20

Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week: May 14 - 20
Pregnancy can be a wonderful thing. There is nothing more satisfying than raising your own baby and watch him or her becomes a responsible citizen. But before a baby is even born, there are challenges that might affect it. One of these is drug and alcohol abuse by the expecting mother. It can have negative effects during birth and lead to other bigger problems in life. That is the reason the Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week was set. Drug and Alcohol Abuse We all know that abusing drugs and alcohol can have negative effects on our wellbeing. People have committed suicide, ended up in accidents and committed a whole lot of crimes all because of drugs and alcohol. In addition to this, the cost of using drugs is so very high that it might leave one impoverished. When it comes to pregnant mothers, however, the danger is not...
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FASD Awareness Day is September 9th

FASD Awareness Day is September 9th
Alcohol is now recognized as the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disorders in the United States. Each year thousands of children are born with life-long disabilities because they were exposed to alcohol prenatally. On September 9th, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism recognizes International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day as a reminder that there is no “safe” level of drinking while pregnant. First recognized in 1999, International FASD Awareness Day helps raise awareness about the range of conditions that can result from alcohol use during pregnancy. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1 in 8 women drinks during her pregnancy, putting her child at risk for a variety of issues including low IQ, learning disabilities, speech and language delays, behavioral problems, vision and hearing problems, and problems with vital organs, among others. Alcohol can damage the...
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