Wednesday, April 23 2014, 09:23 AM MDT
Jeff Stenquist: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
(KUTV) Pregnancy and alcohol just don't mix. Expectant moms who drink put their babies at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Babies cannot process alcohol and every drink passes from the mother to the baby. Officials say that alcohol is more harmful to babies during development than heroin or cocaine.
40,000 kids are born every year with fetal alcohol syndrome or have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Jeff Stenquist is the father of a 17-year-old son with the disorder. He joined us in studio to share his story.
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