LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is one of the leading preventable causes of birth defects and childhood disabilities in the United States.
A baby with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAC)may have the following symptoms; poor growth in the womb and after birth, decreased muscle tone and poor coordination, delayed development and problems in thinking, speech, movement, or social skills, heart defects and more.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant and there is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink and no safe kind of alcohol.
THV's Alyse Eady sat down with Dr. Bradley Schaefer from UAMS to learn more about FAC. Click on the THVideo!