Drinking and Pregnancy

We frequently hear about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome but usually don't hear how it plays out as a child grows into adulthood.  Here is a great story from the Washington Post about a 43 year old woman and the ongoing impact of her FAS


Her mother came from an alcoholic family and has alcoholism herself.  Now the mom is in recovery and is making it her mission to "carry the message" about abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy.  

The article states that back in October the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that there is no known safe level of alcohol consumption during any trimester of pregnancy.  With so much at stake for a child's development why risk drinking any amount?  Drinking during pregnancy isn't worth it.