Great blog post from Edmonton Fetal Alcohol Network Society about breaking the cycle of FASD

Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society

KTUU-TV report on a young woman’s decision to break FASD cycle.  She was born with FASD and choose not to pass that on to her daughter.  She stopped drinking when she found out that she was pregnant and remained sober for he sake of her child.


Ari Schablein, who has a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, or FASD, says she stopped drinking when she found out she was pregnant.

“I didn’t want to make the same mistakes I’ve known my whole life, since I’ve been able to understand what FAS was,” Schablein said. “I didn’t want to pass it on to my daughter.”

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and other FASDs are an entirely preventable form of brain damaged caused by a mother drinking while pregnant. According to the state, 160 children in Alaska are born affected by prenatal alcohol exposure each year. The condition can have a profound impact on learning ability and…

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