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
NOFAS affiliate Proof Alliance has released a potent new PSA campaign. Videos in the campaign feature children and teens living with FASD. In each spot, the children read from an article, blog post or Twitter conversation that supports the idea of moderate drinking while pregnant.” – ADWEEK Learn more, HERE!
“Half of all pregnant women who experience depression do not get any treatment, and some may turn to alcohol, marijuana, and opioids to self-medicate, a study of national data found.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer Read article, HERE!
“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
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!
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
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!
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!!
“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
“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.