One reason some women don’t stop drinking is they are addicted to the drug alcohol and cannot stop. Alcoholism is a powerful disease that cannot be merely overcome a wishing it away. Access to substance abuse residential care is limited in my state and most programs have long waiting lists ever if you are pregnant.
And as mentioned in the article and as a mother who has a child with PFAS our culture shames women who have this issue, as if they don’t love there children. Many are afraid to ask for help because they believe it will result in the loss of their child. Finally as noted in the article above, many women don’t know alcohol use during pregnancy is harmful to their baby because an all out publicity campaign has not happened. Big liquor and beer companies have powerful lobbyists and don’t want their products associated with birth defects.