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40 Years Later the Message is Still Partially Eclipsed: Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Mix
Day 81 of 99 Days to FASDay and the big news today is the solar eclipse. For some of us the sun will completely be eclipsed, for others it will only be a partial.
And it seems fitting today’s message is related to the fact that still, 40 years after Drs Jones and Smith identified Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, many people still remain in the dark about the effects of not only drinking during pregnancy, but also prior to conception – for both males and females.
“It’s deeply concerning,” said Jones, who is president of MotherToBaby, a service of the international non–profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), and considered the world’s leading expert on FAS as well as other areas of birth defects research. According to Jones, the concern has become amplified as recent, misleading…
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