“I didn’t even know I should ask my OB about that!” It’s a reaction I hear almost daily as a teratogen information specialist. This particular caller’s reaction was like so many women going into their first appointment after finding out they were pregnant – she really didn’t know how to be her own best advocate. I don’t blame her by … Read More
It seems after years of normalizing alcohol in the UK, they are finally seeing the need to address the long-term impact of alcohol use during pregnancy. The United States could learn from their mistakes. “Health officials in Manchester, United Kingdom are now launching a £1.6 million pound campaign to tackle FASD. Jon Rouse of the Greater Manchester Health and Social … Read More
NOFAS has produced a special new Mother’s Day video! Meet Alexis Gimovsky, an expectant mother who is completely abstaining from all alcohol while pregnant. Alexis says, “As soon as I planned to get pregnant, I gave up alcohol because I know that no amount of alcohol is known to be safe in pregnancy.” Watch this video and read an in-depth … Read More
Check out this article on healthy living this summer. Please pay attention to #7 – going light on alcohol and no alcohol if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. You can also check out FASDinNC for Mocktail recipes that will keep you cool and alcohol-free! Read article, HERE!
“FASD is substantially more prevalent for people in five vulnerable groups including children in care, Indigenous populations and people in prison, according to a global study by Canadian researchers. The lead author of the paper says the fluctuating prevalence rates in the study are further evidence that the idea women can safely have a glass of wine during dinner while … Read More
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
May 9, 2019. 7:30-9:00pm Eastern “Many children in foster care and adoptive families were prenatally exposed to drugs and/or alcohol. This webinar by NACAC’s parent support and training specialist, Barb Clark, explores the risk factors for FASD, the connections between brain impairment and behaviors, and the impact of trauma. You will also gain strategies for better supporting children who were … 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!
Not the news I had hoped to hear. FASDinNC is seriously concerned that ongoing and increased normalization of alcohol use in our society contributed to this new data. It is therefore imperative to be mindful about statewide alcohol-related policies that reduce alcohol related harms. This is for the sake of current and future Carolinians. “In a new Morbidity and Mortality … Read More
“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!