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The St. Louis Arc kicked off International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) month with an information session on the effects of alcohol on pregnancy. September 9 is recognized as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD Awareness Day. This day, the 9th¯day of the 9th¯month, symbolizes the 9-months of pregnancy that a woman should remain alcohol free.

What is Go the Whole 9

Go the Whole 9 is a prevention campaign offered by the St. Louis Arc, which offers many resources for individuals looking to learn more. In a recent Facebook Live session, Julia Schaffner, Program Coordinator at the Arc, shares how alcohol affects pregnancy and answers common questions.

Education and resources for families, the community, and the media are offered at thewhole9.org. To learn more about these services, please email Prevention Services, or call 1-(877) Whole Nine.