The Alcohol & Pregnancy: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Presentation Card gives a complete overview of the causes of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The card explains that FASD causes physical deformations, mental retardation, heart defects, and serious behavioral and learning problems. FASD is the leading cause of mental retardation and is 100% preventable.
The card outlines the risks that alcohol use during pregnancy may have on unborn babies. It includes statistics about the prevalence of FASD while addressing many of the myths about FASD and providing the facts for your audience.
The display finishes by emphasizing that it is important to stay away from alcohol while pregnant and clearly states that there is no safe amount of alcohol that you can consume while pregnant. The display closes with a word of encouragement for expecting mothers: PUT YOUR BABY FIRST: DON’T DRINK!