No. If a woman with FASD does not drink while she is pregnant, her child will not be born with an FASD. Genetics do not play a role in FAS or FASD unless a woman is genetically more at risk for developing alcohol use disorder and so chooses to drink during pregnancy.
Sources: “Alcohol and Pregnancy Questions and Answers.” FetalAlcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). CDC. 2010.
“Genetics of Alcohol Use Disorder.” Alcohol and Your Health. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 2015.
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