FASD Fact #33: Shame and stigma around alcohol use during pregnancy is a barrier to care for those living with FASDs.
Prevention-focused messages perpetuate this stigma.
Stigma towards mothers whose children were exposed to alcohol in utero extends to their children with FASDs.
Stigma guides policy decisions, funding, diagnosis, identification, and support in a negative way – for the mothers of people with FASDs AND THEIR CHILDREN.
Source: Corrigan, et al, 2017; Bell, et al, 2015