Menominee County Intermediate School District/Children’s Trust Fund is
joining the cause to increase awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol
while pregnant. The U.S. Surgeon General advises pregnant women and
women who are considering becoming pregnant to abstain from alcohol
consumption to eliminate alcohol-exposed pregnancies (FASDs), yet it is
estimated that 40,000 babies are born each year with FASDs, which
describe a range of effects that can happen to a fetus when a woman
drinks alcohol during her pregnancy.