Baby Shower Bonus
Are you having a baby shower or planning one for a friend? MOFAS wants to help celebrate your alcohol-free pregnancy with an assortment of FREE 049 – zero alcohol for nine months items to share at your shower. Request a Baby Shower Bonus.
Celebrate an Alcohol-Free Pregnancy
Congratulations! The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) encourages you to celebrate an alcohol-free pregnancy. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause a range of lifelong physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). FASD cannot be cured, but it can be prevented by not drinking alcohol – including red wine, white wine, wine coolers, beer or hard liquor during your pregnancy. If you are pregnant, just remember 049 – zero alcohol for nine months. Request a FREE MOFAS Baby Shower Bonus.
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What if I Drank Before I Knew I was Pregnant?
Don’t panic. The best thing you can do is to stop drinking alcohol as soon as you know you are pregnant. The sooner you stop drinking which includes wine, wine coolers, beer and hard liquor, the better it will be for both you and your baby.
Then make sure you are maximizing those things you have control over like getting regular prenatal care, taking good care of yourself by stopping smoking, eating healthy and getting plenty of rest. It is also a good idea to talk to your health care provider about any concerns you may have.
Not every woman who consumes alcohol during pregnancy will give birth to a child with an FASD. However, because science has not determined a safe level of alcohol that can be consumed during pregnancy, the possibility of an FASD is created anytime a woman consumes alcohol while pregnant. Find answers to common questions you may have.
Concerned about Your Drinking?
While avoiding alcohol use during pregnancy may seem like a simple action to some, it is not always that easy for everyone. This is especially true for a person struggling with an alcohol addiction. Some individuals need extra help to abstain from alcohol when they are pregnant. Learn more about support and treatment options.
This site is provided to families and professionals as an informative site on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It is not intended to replace professional medical, psychological, behavioral, legal, nutritional or educational counsel. Reference to any specific agency does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by MOFAS.