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Ask the expert: Maternal drinking and FASD
The issue of drinking during pregnancy is one that just refuses to go away. It is believed that nearly 1 in 3 women imbibe while pregnant and the American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a recommendation that every child be screened for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. FASD describes the range of effects in the offspring of women who drink alcohol while pregnant.
By Bonnie Miller Rubin, Chicago Tribune reporter
September 26, 2012