FASD respect act
Senate Bill 2238
Summary and Rationale of the FASD Respect Act
House Bill 4151
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Hawaii
Bipartisan Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders bill
Hawaii FASD Faqs
What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?
Can FASD Be Treated?
Is any trimester safe?
Is FASD Hereditary?
How Common is FASD?
How is FASD Prevented?
I just found out I am pregnant. I have stopped drinking now, but I was drinking in the first few weeks of my pregnancy, before I knew I was pregnant. What should I do now?
If you drank any amount of alcohol while you were pregnant, talk with your child’s health care provider as soon as possible and share your concerns. Make sure you get regular prenatal checkups.
What is a “drink”? What if I drink only beer or wine coolers?
Go to the Information for Women page for a picture of the types of standard-sized drinks and the amount of alcohol they contain.
Is it okay to drink a little or at certain times during pregnancy?
FASDs are preventable if a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy.
I drank wine during my last pregnancy and my baby turned out fine. Why shouldn’t I drink again during this pregnancy?
If I drank when I was pregnant, does that mean my baby will have an FASD?
You may not know right away if your child has been affected. FASDs include a range of physical and intellectual disabilities that are not always easy to identify when a child is a newborn. Some of these effects may not be known until your child is in school.
There is no cure for FASDs. However, identifying and intervening with children with these conditions as early as possible can help them to reach their full potential.
Is it okay to drink alcohol if I am trying to get pregnant?
Alcohol use during pregnancy can also lead to miscarriage and stillbirth.
The best advice is to stop drinking alcohol when you start trying to get pregnant.
Can a father’s drinking cause harm to the baby?
However, the father’s role is important. He can help the woman avoid drinking alcohol during pregnancy. He can encourage her to abstain from alcohol by avoiding social situations that involve drinking. He can also help her by avoiding alcohol himself.