That's why it is especially important for pregnant women to avoid harmful substances like drugs and alcohol during pregnancy. If you are having unprotected sex, you might be pregnant and not know it. It is important to know if you are pregnant so you can make healthy choices to protect your baby.
FASD stands for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Babies can be born with this disorder if their mother drinks alcohol while she is pregnant. FASD affects a child's brain and their ability to learn. There is no cure for FASD. Learn more about FASD in the HealthierU section of this site.