Speaking to Health-e News, women share their first-hand experience about having babies with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). We also hear from a nurse, a shebeen owner, and the department of health.
It is believed that more than half of all birth defects can be prevented or treated, despite statistics showing that birth defects are the third highest cause of early deaths in the Western Cape.
“Did you plan your funeral? Because you are going to die.” These were the strong words of a nurse when she discovered that patient Busiswa Booi* (22) was eating clay and soil while she was pregnant.