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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and a Mother's Story

The American Academy of Pediatrics says drinking alcohol during pregnancy is the leading preventable cause of birth defects and intellectual disabilities. The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome -- NOFAS - estimates that upwards of 17,000 school children in Maryland may suffer with the consequences of prenatal exposure to alcohol. We speak to Kathy Mitchell, vice president of NOFAS and the birth mother of a daughter with fetal alcohol syndrome. 

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.