AN ALCOHOL-FREE PREGNANCY IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR BABY.
The organizations and resources below can provide
you with more information on FASDs, drinking and
pregnancy, and how to get help if you are pregnant
or trying to get pregnant and cannot stop drinking.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National
Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
www.cdc.gov/fasd or call 800–CDC–INFO
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA) FASD Center for Excellence
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
www.nofas.org or call 800–66–NOFAS (66327)
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
(NCADD) www.ncadd.org or call 800–NCA–CALL (622-2255)
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
www.ndtreatment.samhsa.gov or call 800–622–HELP (4357)
Alcoholics Anonymous www.aa.org
March of Dimes www.marchofdimes.com
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
and Alcoholism www.niaaa.nih.gov
This chart shows vulnerability of the fetus
to defects throughout 38 weeks of pregnancy.*
PERIOD OF THE FETUS
Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 12 Week 16
Adapted from Moore, 1993 and
Period of development when major defects in bodily structure can occur.
the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) 2009
Period of development when major functional defects and minor structural defects can occur.
*This fetal chart shows the 38 weeks of pregnancy. Since it is difficult to know exactly when conception
occurs, health care providers calculate a woman’s due date 40 weeks from the start of her last menstrual cycle