“One has heard of fetal alcohol syndrome before. But – how does it feel when you have it? What is it like to live with? What are the symptoms? What suggests the suspicion of FAS? What do you do when you have a child with FAS? How do you help him? Where do you turn? What’s the future like?
We want to educate people and have started the Happy-Baby-No-Alcohol campaign. Information on this at www.happy-baby-no-alcohol.de
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“Alcohol consumption during pregnancy has a significant impact on the health of the unborn child. It can lead to lifelong physical and mental damage as well as behavioral problems in the child. All forms of this prenatal damage are summarized under the term FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are one of the most common disabilities present at birth in Germany and, in contrast to genetic disabilities, are 100 percent preventable. Nevertheless, according to estimates by the Federal Ministry of Health, more than 10,000 children are born with fetal alcohol damage each year. The German headquarters for addiction issues assumes 1.5 million people are affected in Germany.”