Their Moms Drank Alcohol While Pregnant – Here’s How They Are Doing Today

Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society

Independent Journal reports on four women who drank alcohol while pregnant and how their children are doing right now.  Here is the full report.

Doctors have long warned women of the risks associated with drinking while pregnant, but for one reason or another, it doesn’t stop some expecting moms from doing just that.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently identified prenatal exposure to alcohol as the leading cause of preventable birth defects, such as intellectual and cognitive disabilities appearing later in life.

While you often hear this story told through a doctor’s perspective, here are four people who are living proof that drinking while pregnant can have life-long effects:

Rebecca Tillou

As the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome reports, Tillou was adopted at birth, but her parents say they suspect her birth mom was drinking while pregnant with her. While nothing was confirmed, she recalls getting ear infections as a…

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