Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe impacts of the brain and body to individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD may experience some degree of challenges in their daily living, and need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, communication, emotional regulation, and social skills (CanFASD Research Network, 2018).

There is no known safe amount or type of alcohol, at any stage of pregnancy. The safest option during pregnancy, when planning to become pregnant, or about to breastfeed, is to not drink alcohol at all.