Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
By: Mahala and Trina
What causes FAS?
FAS is caused when a mother drinks alcohol and it goes into her bloodstream. The fetus in development also gets some of the alcohol as a result, and it stays in the fetus's bloodstream longer. This exposure to alcohol as a fetus is what gives a higher risk of FAS.
Alcohol is addictive.
Drinking frequently while pregnant increases chances of FAS. If you are an alcoholic, there are support groups for you such as Alcoholics Anonymous. If you're pregnant or trying to get pregnant, please avoid alcohol.