Special Mother’s Day Story from NOFAS

Amy HendricksFamilies, Women's Health

NOFAS has produced a special new Mother’s Day video! Meet Alexis Gimovsky, an expectant mother who is completely abstaining from all alcohol while pregnant. Alexis says, “As soon as I planned to get pregnant, I gave up alcohol because I know that no amount of alcohol is known to be safe in pregnancy.” Watch this video and read an in-depth … Read More

8 Summer Steps for Healthy Living

Amy HendricksWomen's Health

Check out this article on healthy living this summer. Please pay attention to #7 – going light on alcohol and no alcohol if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. You can also check out FASDinNC for Mocktail recipes that will keep you cool and alcohol-free! Read article, HERE!

Canadian Study Identifies Five Most Vulnerable Groups for FASD

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

“FASD is substantially more prevalent for people in five vulnerable groups including children in care, Indigenous populations and people in prison, according to a global study by Canadian researchers. The lead author of the paper says the fluctuating prevalence rates in the study are further evidence that the idea women can safely have a glass of wine during dinner while … Read More

Alcohol’s Effects on Women’s Health

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

Congratulations! You are not pregnant and you are actively preventing pregnancy. But have you ever stopped and asked yourself how alcohol might impact your health? Alcohol affects men and women differently from a biological perspective. What are some health concerns for women when it comes to alcohol intake? Learn more about drinking in moderation and how binge drinking is defined. … Read More

Mothers in Addiction Should Not Be Charged, Nursing Body Says

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

“The American Academy of Nursing is calling to end criminal prosecution and punitive civil charges against mothers and pregnant women solely based on illegal drug use and instead promoting a public health response. The academy released its opinion in a policy brief with recommendations for addressing mothers with substance use disorder at the federal, state, and provider level – prioritizing … Read More

ACOG Will Host Twitter Chat on Risky Alcohol Use, this Wednesday, April 24 at 3pm ET

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is hosting a Twitter chat for Alcohol Awareness Month about risky alcohol use during pregnancy, this Wednesday, April 24 at 3pm ET. Participate using #FASDchat. Partners include CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Learn More!

Arkansas Passes Pregnancy Warning Sign Law!

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

A bill requiring the posting of warning signs in establishments that sell alcoholic beverages has been signed into law in Arkansas. After 10 years of trying, NOFAS affiliate Arkansas None for Nine is excited to celebrate this news. Arkansas None for Nine thanks Rep. Deborah Ferguson for her work on this bill and thanks to Ray Hanley with the Arkansas … Read More

Check out this upcoming webinar! New Research on Policies Related to Alcohol and Drug Use During Pregnancy

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

April 15, 2019. 1:00pm ET “Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) is working to assess intended and unintended effects of state-level policies targeting alcohol use during pregnancy and whether effects vary by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES).” To register for this webinar, click HERE!