Does North Carolina Do Enough to Help Children Affected by a Mom’s Prenatal Alcohol Use?

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events

“Larry Burd, director of the North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center argues that FASD likely affects more people but public knowledge and understanding of it are nowhere near the recognition level of autism. “What’s really lacking now,” Burd said, “is organization and recognition at the state level. North Carolina needs a task force.” – North Carolina Health News To read … Read More

Every Day Needs to be FASDs Awareness Day!

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

Remember to spread the message that FASDs is a lifelong condition, affecting One in 20 school-age children, that’s one child in every classroom. FASDs can be 100% preventable. But we have to stop the spread of misinformation and support women in having an alcohol-free pregnancy. #moms2Bstayalcoholfree #healthypregnancies #alcoholandpregnancy #FASDs #FASDAwarenessMonth #FASDinNC #PreventFASDs #FASDSupports #proofalliance View this link.

FASDs: It’s a Brain Thing!

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

Helping individuals with an FASD understand how their brain works is crucial. It’s important to remember that individuals with an FASD and their families need education, training and support. Damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely because individuals don’t “appear” impacted outwardly. It’s a brain thing! #moms2Bstayalcoholfree #healthypregnancies #alcoholandpregnancy #FASDs #FASDAwarenessMonth #FASDinNC #PreventFASDs #FASDSupports #proofalliance … Read More

Mother to Baby Podcast on Alcohol Use During Pregnancy!

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

Can some alcohol be ok in pregnancy? What about opioid use in a birth mom if adopting? Will the baby born have problems? Expert, Sarah Obican, MD, a maternal-fetal high risk pregnancy subspecialist from MotherToBaby’s Florida affiliate at the University of South Florida joins host Chris Stallman, CGC to answer one caller’s questions about a possible adoption. The podcast episode … Read More

It’s Not About Judgement, It’s About Awareness

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

Healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy play a key role in the ultimate outcome of a pregnancy; Women are receiving misinformation about alcohol use during pregnancy and it’s time to set the record straight. No type or amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy. Where is the proof? One in 20 kids have an FASD, a preventable brain … Read More

FASD Awareness Month – It’s Time We Looked at Alcohol

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

We used to smoke on airplanes. Drive without seatbelts. Use lead paint and asbestos. But then we woke up, looked at the facts. And, as a society, we decided to change things. It’s time we looked at alcohol use during pregnancy and the lifelong impact it can have on an individual. Stop the Misinformation! #moms2Bstayalcoholfree #healthypregnancies #alcoholandpregnancy #FASDs #FASDAwarenessMonth #FASDinNC … Read More

CDC Brings Together FASD Researchers and Collaborators to Share Findings

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, News & Events

“The FASD Grantee Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by the CDC, focused on sharing innovative practices and disseminating findings from across the country related to preventing and addressing FASDs… Diane King, Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, said, “Meeting with collaborators and researchers from around the country is an opportunity to learn from others and share … Read More

NOFAS Webinar on “How to Prevent FASD in Your Community”

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

NOFAS is hosting a free webinar on September 19th at 3:00pm Eastern on “How to Prevent FASD in Your Community.” The purpose is to bring together FASD advocates and professionals to work together to prevent FASD. NOFAS will feature FASD Month/Day Campaigns from across the U.S. This free one hour webinar is open to all. Several FASD advocates will present … Read More

September is FASDs Awareness Month!

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events, Women's Health

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) is a group of conditions that can occur in an individual who is prenatally exposed to alcohol. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and learning disabilities with lifelong implications. Prevent the #1 cause of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in our country by being alcohol-free during pregnancy. Share this post to educate others and help … Read More