Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and a Mother's Story | WYPR

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and a Mother's Story

Feb 3, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics says drinking alcohol during pregnancy is the leading preventable cause of birth defects and intellectual disabilities. The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome -- NOFAS - estimates that upwards of 17,000 school children in Maryland may suffer with the consequences of prenatal exposure to alcohol. We speak to Kathy Mitchell, vice president of NOFAS and the birth mother of a daughter with fetal alcohol syndrome.