Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: What you need to know

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant.

As Sept. 9 marks International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day, Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Roger Zoorob says any amount of alcohol consumed by pregnant women puts unborn babies at risk for brain damage and other birth defects.

Zoorob, chair and professor of family and community medicine at Baylor, shares the most common signs and symptoms of FASD below.


Additional Resources

Learn more about FASD.

View FASD clinical resources.

-By Andy Phifer and Nicole Blanton

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