Signs of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Detected in Womb

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

“New magnetic resonance imaging showed impairments to brain growth during the third trimester of pregnancy, even though the fetus was exposed to alcohol only during the first trimester. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, highlights the danger of binge drinking early in a pregnancy. It also suggests the potential benefit of using in-utero imaging … Read More

Fears of Baby Harm Amid Drinking Spike During Pandemic

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

“Women are being urged to curb their drinking over fears it could lead to a spike in alcohol harm in babies conceived during the coronavirus pandemic. A survey recently found Australians were drinking 70 per cent more during isolation. Professor Elizabeth Elliott said this, coupled with the increased time partners were spending together, meant there was an increased risk of … Read More

Drinking Alcohol May Heighten Risk of Getting Coronavirus, WHO Suggests

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

“As the coronavirus pandemic leaves millions stuck at home, alcohol sales have risen drastically nationwide, with spirits and premixed cocktails in high demand. The World Health Organization, however, says alcohol may put people at increased risk for the coronavirus, weakening the body’s immune system and leaving drinkers at risk for other risky behaviors that could increase the likelihood of contracting … Read More

FASD Success Show: Knowledge Bombs from a MOM!

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

FASDinNC is fortunate to be part of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS). The beauty of this affiliation is that it allows us to gain insight from the amazing families and leaders navigating FASD. Please take a few minutes to listen to this interview with Susan Elsworth, Executive Director of INOFAS, as she shares a mom’s perspective with … Read More

WHO: Alcohol Does Not Protect Against COVID-19; Access Should Be Restricted During Lockdown

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

The World Health Organization says, “At times of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol consumption can exacerbate health vulnerability, risk-taking behaviors, mental health issues and violence. WHO/Europe reminds people that drinking alcohol does not protect them from COVID-19, and encourages governments to enforce measures which limit alcohol consumption.” Learn More, HERE!

Getting Pregnant (or not) During the Time of Coronavirus

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

During this time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people have questions about whether or not they should get pregnant. Presently, there’s limited evidence available regarding mother-to- fetus transmission, transmission during delivery, and transmission during breastfeeding. We are learning more daily about if and how mothers with COVID-19 pass the virus to their children in the womb and/ or through breastmilk. … Read More