Alcohol and Pregnancy

Alcohol and Pregnancy When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, so does her unborn baby. Alcohol passes from the mother to the baby through the umbilical cord. The alcohol can cause many different problems for the growing baby that can last his, her or their whole life.  

The range of effects that alcohol can cause to a baby exposed to alcohol before birth are called Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or FASD.

Learn more about FASD.