Alcohol, Pregnancy, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
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This fact sheet summarizes the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It explains the term fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), and lists the problems they can cause, for example, birth defects, brain abnormalities, and problems with behavior and learning. The fact sheet stresses the importance of preventing FASDs in both children and adults, and explains how to do so.
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