FASD Fact #37: Myths about the women who give birth to children with FASD prevent awareness, proper diagnosis, and support for people with FASDS.

Text: Myths about the women who give birth to children with FASD prevent awareness, proper diagnosis, and support for people with FASDS.

If we believe that FASD only happens to “others” – like poor people or addicts – we will not see it as the MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH crisis that it is.

Women who give birth to children with FASD are in every socio-economic class and from every ethnicity. Some are addicts, but some are not.

Half of all pregnancies are unplanned and half of all child-bearing women drink alcohol.

DO THE MATH.

FASD impacts everyone.