Alcohol and Pregnancy The range of effects that alcohol can cause to a baby exposed to alcohol before birth are called Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or FASD. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral and/or learning disabilities. Thousands of babies are born with an FASD each year.

The good news is that FASD is completely preventable. If a women does not drink alcohol while she is pregnant, her child cannot get FASD.