FASDinNC is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with The Arc of North Carolina to expand their prevention efforts. Which will include an FASD conference on March 12, 2020 and an FASD Training of Trainers, April 1-3, 2020. Please share this exciting news! Announcement- FASDinNC and The Arc of North Carolina
“CDC was honored to welcome a panel of experts to present CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR). PHGR featured speakers highlighted efforts to improve health outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities (ID), and underscored the need for better data, programs, and training to help communities and healthcare professionals reach this goal.” Read full article.
“The results from this study showed that males of ethanol-exposed rats showed elevated levels of insulin during glucose tolerance tests at six months of age, in comparison to females and control-grouped males; a sign of insulin resistance. The findings show that even acute, but moderate consumption of alcohol can lead to metabolic issues in a sex-specific manner.” – Medical News … Read More
“Larry Burd, director of the North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center argues that FASD likely affects more people but public knowledge and understanding of it are nowhere near the recognition level of autism. “What’s really lacking now,” Burd said, “is organization and recognition at the state level. North Carolina needs a task force.” – North Carolina Health News To read … Read More
Remember to spread the message that FASDs is a lifelong condition, affecting One in 20 school-age children, that’s one child in every classroom. FASDs can be 100% preventable. But we have to stop the spread of misinformation and support women in having an alcohol-free pregnancy. #moms2Bstayalcoholfree #healthypregnancies #alcoholandpregnancy #FASDs #FASDAwarenessMonth #FASDinNC #PreventFASDs #FASDSupports #proofalliance View this link.
“The book contains 45+ non-alcoholic, plant-based drink recipes made with ingredients that are nutritious. The book also contains a “nutrition primer” and a list of reliable resources for pregnancy. The authors, two dieticians, hope that this book empowers women and helps raise awareness about the potential harm that can come from consuming alcohol during pregnancy.” Click HERE, to learn more!
Helping individuals with an FASD understand how their brain works is crucial. It’s important to remember that individuals with an FASD and their families need education, training and support. Damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely because individuals don’t “appear” impacted outwardly. It’s a brain thing! #moms2Bstayalcoholfree #healthypregnancies #alcoholandpregnancy #FASDs #FASDAwarenessMonth #FASDinNC #PreventFASDs #FASDSupports #proofalliance … Read More
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
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
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