Yesterday I met with the FASD Trust on National FASD Day to learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and the impact they have on later life.
FASD is a range of mental and physical difficulties that a child is born with because they have been exposed to alcohol while in the womb.
The FASD Trust is trying to raise awareness of FASD and are encouraging women to give up alcohol entirely upon discovering that they are pregnant, including when they are actively trying for a baby.
Those with FASD will need life-long support including from medics, teachers and social workers, they will also need support in education and the work place.
If you can help raise awareness of FASD or would like to find out more about the FASD Trust, visit their website.