CDC Vital Signs: Alcohol Use and Pregnancy: Why Take the Risk?
Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), which are physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities that last a lifetime. More than 3 million US women are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, having sex, and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy.
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Published: 2016 (4 pages)
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