How can I reduce my risk of having a baby with FASD?

There are many ways to lower your risk of having a baby with FASD.

  • If you’re not using birth control, avoid drinking any alcohol. This way your baby will have no chance at all of developing FASD.
  • If you have just found out you’re pregnant and have been drinking up until now, do not drink alcohol from now on. If you need help stopping, ask your doctor to help you find resources or a support group.  Or you can do your own research. You can start by looking at the information listed below.
  • If you know you’re pregnant but are struggling to stop drinking, try your best to cut down on the amount and frequency. If you need help to do this, talk to your doctor or someone close to you about ways to manage the amount of alcohol you drink.

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.