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National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

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An alcohol free pregnancy is the best choice for your baby

What is FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications.

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51% of Australian women have had an unplanned pregnancy, and 4 in 10 women consumed alcohol while they were pregnant. There is no known safe amount of alcohol use if you could be pregnant, during pregnancy or while trying to conceive. Every drink counts, so even if you’re planning to become pregnant, cutting out alcohol is the safest choice and only way to guarantee a child will not develop FASD.

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It’s worth it in the end

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Mother – Nicole

Not drinking during pregnancy was much easier than I thought it would be, and I have never felt better. There are no words to describe how amazing it is to receive this beautiful, healthy daughter at the other end – puts everything into perspective.

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Father – Tony

When I heard about what alcohol could do to our bub, it’s bloody scary so my wife and I discussed how I could best support her in an alcohol free pregnancy. Although I didn’t give up alcohol entirely, I switched to only mid-strength beer and 3 alcohol free days per week. It was good to be able to support our pregnancy in a practical way and I felt better for it.

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