Events to Support FASD

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to the importance of alcohol-free pregnancies during the entire nine months of pregnancy. Prenatal alcohol exposure is the nation’s leading preventable cause of developmental disabilities and birth defects. There is a lot of misinformation about alcohol in pregnancy and how alcohol exposure may impact a baby’s health and development.

This September, we are providing an opportunity for the community to join us in the #RedShoesRock social media campaign and Virtual Q&A on Alcohol Use During Pregnancy with MotherToBaby California. Learn more about these two exciting ways for you to join us in raising awareness about FASD:

#RedShoesRock Giveaway for #FASDmonth

UC San Diego’s Center for Better Beginnings and our Nine Months Matter program, in partnership with the Red Shoes Rock organization, invite you to join us in Rocking Red Shoes for FASD awareness!
Participating is just 3 easy steps.

  • Post a picture of you wearing red shoes (red socks, shoelaces, etc. count, too!) on social media
  • Tag @ucsdcbb on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
  • Add the hashtag #RedShoesRock

All posts that follow the 3 steps will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Starbucks gift card! Last day to submit entries into the giveaway is September 30, 2020.


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Virtual Q&As about Alcohol Use in Pregnancy

MotherToBaby California (CA) and Nine Months Matter are seeking questions for our Virtual Q&A about Alcohol Use in Pregnancy. We are inviting community members to submit a short video recording asking a question about alcohol use in pregnancy or breastfeeding, and a MotherToBaby CA Information Specialist will answer your question on social media.

MotherToBaby CA specialists are experts in evaluating the effects of environmental exposures, like alcohol, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Visit for more information. Submit your questions to