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
“Social stigma and shame are putting pregnant women and their unborn babies at risk. Pregnant women who are addicted to opioids sometimes fear getting help, but that could be dangerous for them and their babies.” – WSBT News To Learn More, click HERE!
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
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
Have a Healthy and Happy Fourth of July by celebrating with a non-alcoholic beverage! If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, please remember you can stay cool and have fun celebrating the Fourth without drinking alcohol. Check out this great recipe you can use this week.
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
“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.
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
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