The…group surveyed 2,300 women across the Big Island surveyed over the past three years and found that 1,158 admitted to drinking alcohol or other substance abuse while pregnant, the West Hawaii Today (( reported. There is no known safe amount of alcohol to consume while pregnant.

Alcohol-exposed pregnancy is the leading cause of miscarriage, stillbirth, birth defects and other disorders, said Naomi Imai, child and youth program specialist for the state Family Health Services Division.

Big Island study on fetal alcohol, drug exposure |

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