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
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
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
This article states, “The best evidence shows that punitive policies can dissuade women from getting prenatal care… It’s easy to stigmatize women who drink during pregnancy, with words and with policy. The goal, though, is healthier mothers and infants. To achieve that, policymakers may need to stop stigmatizing and start over.” Read the full article, here.
September 27, 2019. Raleigh, North Carolina “NCFASD Informed, Inc. is hosting a conference for the legal community, Department of Social Services social workers, parents, and others on Friday, September 27, 2019 in Raleigh.” Register HERE!
This article from the Center for Health Journalism states, “An increasing number of American children are growing up with devastating, untreated developmental disabilities caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, triggering a mental health crisis that state and federal policymakers have largely ignored for decades.” Read more,HERE.
“Women who consume alcohol during pregnancy—even in small amounts—have a 19 percent greater risk of miscarriage than women who don’t use alcohol, according to a new study by Vanderbilt researchers. Published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, the study also found that for alcohol exposure of less than five drinks per week, each additional drink per week during pregnancy was … Read More
“Family physicians are in a prime position to address risky alcohol use in adults, particularly women of childbearing age in whom it could lead to FASD, and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is looking for as many as 25 family medicine practices to participate in its new Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Office Champions Project. Applications are due … Read More
Watch this fun, short video of NOFAS staff sharing recipes for delicious alcohol-free mocktails that pregnant women can enjoy. Mocktails include a Pineapple Ginger Spritzer, Frozen Strawberry Blend, and more! Click HERE to watch! Please send NOFAS your own videos of your favorite mocktail!
“Women shouldn’t use cannabis and/or alcohol during pregnancy, warn scientists who examined the potential harm in animals… Professor Jennifer D. Thomas says, “Although it has been known that prenatal alcohol exposure can adversely affect later behavioral development, this study suggests that prenatal cannabis exposure can also influence behavioral development, and that effects may be more severe when combined with alcohol. … Read More