There is no specific policy guiding the prevention and management of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in South Africa.
The UK is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to preventing harm caused by drinking during pregnancy.
Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to "spring clean" your food and lifestyle habits.
Rosie Anne Fulton, a young Northern Territory Indigenous woman with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, highlights how the system is failing.
Dealing with foetal alcohol syndrome in South Africa needs more than telling women to stop drinking during pregnancy. It must also deal with the society around them.
With South Africa's consumption levels higher than the worldwide average, interventions to change the country's drinking habits are critical.