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Posted at 10:11 AM on December 20, 2007
by Julia Schrenkler
Today Midmorning discusses Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and the brain. The guests cover an interesting span of perspectives and experience: Professor Eugene Hoyme is chairman of pediatrics at the Sanford School of Medicine (University of South Dakota), Sara Messelt is the Executive director of Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and guest Monica Adams was diagnosed with FASD - she works to promote awareness FASD.
I revisited our Gather discussion: Can we fully understand and prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Sue T.'s personal experience speaks for itself,
"...My 18 year old son was exposed to alcohol prenatally. I asked my DR specifically about using alcohol during pregnancy, and he told me casual use was not a problem. My son has had many struggles as a result of my ignorance, including his own battle with chemical dependency.
I will always wonder about what impact my alcohol use had on his addiction (and other) issues. This could have been prevented..."
Tune in or stream Midmorning to find out about the science - and social impact - of FASD.