Using Cannabis During Pregnancy Linked to FASD-Like Symptoms in Animal Study

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

“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

“Dear Men: You Need To Give Up Drinking While Your Partner Is Pregnant”

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events, Women's Health

This personal editorial states, “When I fell pregnant with my first son, giving up alcohol felt embarrassingly hard. What was even harder was my husband still enjoying social drinks and essentially carrying on ‘as normal’… I think it is time that pregnant women got together and demanded more of their partners. Giving up alcohol for at least some of the … Read More

Mocktail Video Campaign for FASD Awareness Month

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events, Women's Health

You’re invited! Calling all members of the FASD community! Submit your own short video of yourself with your favorite mocktail! NOFAS will feature your video in September for FASD Awareness Month! Three people will be awarded prizes for the best videos. Your video can be as simple as recording yourself speaking to the camera about your favorite mocktail. You could … Read More

NOFAS Needs Your Voice to Advance FASD Legislation and Policy

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

NOFAS is seeking advocates to help increase awareness and investment for FASD. A new bill is expected to be introduced this summer in the United States Congress to reauthorize the federal response to FASD. The legislation would direct research, prevention, and support activities at agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Upon its introduction, the bill will … Read More

Research Evaluates Prenatal Care Providers’ Understanding of Alcohol Exposure and Screening Practices

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

“New research has evaluated midwives’ and nurse-midwives’ understanding of the risks of drinking in pregnancy, and their screening practice… Analysis showed that 38% of respondents believe it is safe to drink alcohol during at least one trimester of pregnancy, and 44% reported that having one drink per occasion is acceptable.” – News Medical Read more, here.

Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits

Amy HendricksNews & Events, Women's Health

FASDinNC wants to remind veiwers that if you are pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, abstaining from alcohol is the healthiest start to any pregnancy. But if you are not pregnant and considering decreasing your alcohol consumption, please read this article. You are not alone! The “sober curious” or “sober sometimes” movement started as a challenge for those who felt … Read More

NIDA: Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Tips for Communicating without Stigma

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

This article by Tara Garwood, Social Media Strategist at NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states, “We find that naming things in a clear, scientific manner helps to minimize stigma. It’s not always about replacing specific words, though. How we describe things also affects the way people view them. For example, we define addiction as a chronic brain disorder, … Read More