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Module 2: Effects of Alcohol on the Fetus
Conditions Caused by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
"FASD" is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. The term FASD is not intended for use as a clinical diagnosis. It refers to conditions such as:
In 1997, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established or enhanced
statewide, population-based surveillance
of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).