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!

Alcohol in Pregnancy: “Nobody Would Ask How Much Radioactivity Is Okay for Pregnant Women”

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

Heike Wolter, child and adolescent psychiatrist, states, “When talking about alcohol in pregnancy, people keep asking: How much can you drink without harming the unborn child? For other substances that harm the unborn child, we are much stricter. Nobody would ask how much radioactivity is okay for pregnant women.” – International News Read more HERE!!

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, Women's Health

“Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcohol addiction by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcohol addiction, and recovery. Alcohol Awareness Month provides a focused opportunity across America to increase awareness and understanding and is an opportunity to decrease stigma and … Read More

Maternal Circulating miRNAs That Predict Infant FASD Outcomes Influence Placental Maturation.

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

“Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), like other pregnancy complications, can result in placental insufficiency and fetal growth restriction, although the linking causal mechanisms are unclear. Here, we investigated whether these HEamiRNAs contribute to the pathology of PAE, by inhibiting trophoblast epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a pathway critical for placental development.” – NIH PubMed For more information, click HERE.