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Are fetal alcohol disorders hereditary?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) are not genetic or hereditary. If a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy, her baby can be born with an FASD. But if a woman has an FASD, her own child cannot have an FASD, unless she drinks alcohol during pregnancy.

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