Preconception Counseling in the Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Unique Window of Opportunity
- *Corresponding Author:
- Joydeep D Chaudhuri,Department of Medical Physics,Sunnybrook Hospital,2075 Bayview Avenue,M4N 3M5,Toronto,Canada.
Received date: 17 June 2013 Accepted date: 26 June 2013
The role of alcohol in the causation of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) has been firmly established. In most cases events leading to its occurrence have been set into motion prior to conception. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy, the sole causative agent of FAS, can therefore be prevented even prior to conception by implementation of preconception counseling (PCC). This review examines issues involved in the implementation of PCC in the prevention of FAS