FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
(FAS) Awareness Day
9 September 2021
The date and time were chosen to mark the ninth minute of the ninth hour of the ninth day of the ninth month, which serves as a reminder that FAS, like all Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), is completely preventable if a woman does not consume alcohol during the 9 months of pregnancy.
Yet, alcohol-exposed pregnancies continue to be a leading cause of birth defects and mental retardation worldwide, and children with an FASD often go unrecognized or are misdiagnosed, even as adults.
FASfacts’ Bell Ringing Ceremony
Symbolism of International FAS Day
There are 101 REASONS not to drink alcohol when pregnant