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

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

The New York Times: “Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire”

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

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.

Low-level Alcohol Use Increases Miscarriage Risk

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

“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

AAFP Recruiting for Alcohol SBI Office Champions Project

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

“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