“New magnetic resonance imaging showed impairments to brain growth during the third trimester of pregnancy, even though the fetus was exposed to alcohol only during the first trimester. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, highlights the danger of binge drinking early in a pregnancy. It also suggests the potential benefit of using in-utero imaging … Read More
NCFASD Informed is a North Carolina FASD organization that announced the launching of a new podcast series entitled “FASD Informed” to educate and empower our communities to better support those living with an FASD. Natalie Vecchione, MS, MT-BC is the podcast series host. Natalie serves on the Board of NCFASD Informed and she is the mom of an almost 18 … Read More
“Are you a parent or caregiver of a child with FASD? Researchers at the University of Rochester are developing a new app for families raising children with FASD. Study is open to parents or caregivers of children with FASD ages 3 to 12 living in the United States.” Click HERE to learn More!
“Women are being urged to curb their drinking over fears it could lead to a spike in alcohol harm in babies conceived during the coronavirus pandemic. A survey recently found Australians were drinking 70 per cent more during isolation. Professor Elizabeth Elliott said this, coupled with the increased time partners were spending together, meant there was an increased risk of … Read More
“Being holed up at home with kids, partner, or other family members can be tough. But some people now have the added challenge of staying home with children who have intense developmental disabilities — children who are normally in day programs or live in group homes.” – WBUR News Learn More, HERE!
“As the coronavirus pandemic leaves millions stuck at home, alcohol sales have risen drastically nationwide, with spirits and premixed cocktails in high demand. The World Health Organization, however, says alcohol may put people at increased risk for the coronavirus, weakening the body’s immune system and leaving drinkers at risk for other risky behaviors that could increase the likelihood of contracting … Read More
FASDinNC is fortunate to be part of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS). The beauty of this affiliation is that it allows us to gain insight from the amazing families and leaders navigating FASD. Please take a few minutes to listen to this interview with Susan Elsworth, Executive Director of INOFAS, as she shares a mom’s perspective with … Read More
The World Health Organization says, “At times of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol consumption can exacerbate health vulnerability, risk-taking behaviors, mental health issues and violence. WHO/Europe reminds people that drinking alcohol does not protect them from COVID-19, and encourages governments to enforce measures which limit alcohol consumption.” Learn More, HERE!
During this time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people have questions about whether or not they should get pregnant. Presently, there’s limited evidence available regarding mother-to- fetus transmission, transmission during delivery, and transmission during breastfeeding. We are learning more daily about if and how mothers with COVID-19 pass the virus to their children in the womb and/ or through breastmilk. … Read More
“Some people with disabilities might be at a higher risk of infection or severe illness because of their underlying medical conditions. Adults with disabilities are three times more likely than adults without disabilities to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer than adults without disabilities. Learn more, HERE!