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FASD: Different, Impossible, Disregarded

Feeling Left Out!

Many individuals with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome experience isolation through societies’ apathy toward those with mental disorders. FAS is not always recognizable through physical differences, so when a child’s behavior is seen to be unpredictable, they are often labelled as  448 more words


Consider Your Drinking Now, Not Later, If You’re Trying to Get Pregnant

There’s a good idea buried in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent bungled message about alcohol and pregnancy: Women are typically pregnant for at least a few weeks before they know it.

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Go Home, #CDC, You're Drunk

Not content to stop at forbidding exhausted, stressed-out pregnant women from having an occasional glass of wine, the big brains at our Centers for Disease Control have issued a… 976 more words

American Women Would Rather Give Up Pregnancy Than Alcohol, Filipino Women Prefer Babies

ATLANTA, Georgia (The Adobo Chronicles) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just released a new report that estimated 3.3 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 years are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, sexually active, and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy. 204 more words


Not on birth control? No alcohol for you.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report advising sexually active women without birth control to completely cut alcohol from their lives. They say the risk of becoming pregnant and having your fetus suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome is too great. 111 more words


FASD: Following Directions

Easily Distracted

FASD: Following Directions. Individuals with FASD often have difficulty following directions as external stimuli cause distraction. While instructing my grandchildren, who struggle with FAS, in a particular task, I’ve lost count of the number of times they were distracted by a single sound or movement in the room. 246 more words