The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence has released an updated version of its “How to Have a Healthy Baby” booklet series.
This series provides useful guidance to encourage women to remain alcohol-free during pregnancy. The series provides tips for men and women who want to support a healthy pregnancy, and for providers who work with pregnant women.
Each booklet has been revised with expanded content and graphics, updated citations, and a simplified layout for easier readability. Booklets can be downloaded for free and disseminated and displayed.
The series consists of three booklets in English and Spanish.
Go to “Booklets” to learn more and download free copies.
In addition, on Sept. 9, communities throughout the United States and the world will observe FASD Awareness Day. Events are held at 9:09–the 9th minute of the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month of the year. This date and time is used to remind women not to drink during the 9 months of pregnancy. You can learn how to promote awareness about FASD in your community here.