TORONTO, CANADA – Ahead of the Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Research Network’s 15th anniversary, as well as the international MotherToBaby/Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) joint conference with the European Network of Teratology Services (ENTIS), teratology experts landed a primetime opportunity on CTV, Canada’s largest privately-owned television network, to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
In the following video, reporter Pauline Chan tells the story of Savannah Pietrantonio, 47, who struggles daily with her symptoms of FASD. Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones, expert from the National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and MotherToBaby/OTIS president, as well as Dr. Gideon Koren, director of Canada’s Motherisk, explain why it’s often underdiagnosed:
If you have questions about alcohol during pregnancy or breastfeeding the Southern California National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome at 858-822-3785. You may also read information on alcohol and pregnancy here in this Alcohol in Pregnancy Fact Sheet here.