Many studies have been done on how we can reduce the incidence of FASD. The answer is not as simple as just telling women not to drink in pregnancy. It has been found that we need to use many strategies to lower rates of FASD:

  • Awareness-raising activities about the dangers of drinking in pregnancy
  • Routine, brief conversations with women and men of childbearing age about their alcohol use and the need to use reliable birth control if alcohol is being used
  • Non-judgemental supports for pregnant women that can help them stop or reduce their use of alcohol in pregnancy
  • Non- judgemental supports for women after their baby is born to help them maintain safer levels of alcohol consumption and seek out child assessment if needed
  • Supportive alcohol policies and actions that will reduce the amount of alcohol consumption overall in our communities (CanFASD, 2013)