According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 10 women report drinking some alcohol while pregnant. 1 in 33 say they binge-drink.
Last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new warning to expectant mothers— no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. But not everyone agrees, and understanding the effects of alcohol on an unborn child can be a challenging task.
Today on The Brood, our regular segment on parenting, we take a closer look at what's known at this point on the subject with one of the most vocal advocates against drinking while pregnant.
Joining Take Two to discuss:
- Kathy Mitchell, licensed addiction counselor, parent of a child with an FASD, and Vice President of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Dr. Lyn Laboriel, director of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic, Los Angeles County+USC (LAC+USC) Medical Center