“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
“The FASD Grantee Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by the CDC, focused on sharing innovative practices and disseminating findings from across the country related to preventing and addressing FASDs… Diane King, Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, said, “Meeting with collaborators and researchers from around the country is an opportunity to learn from others and share … Read More
NOFAS is hosting a free webinar on September 19th at 3:00pm Eastern on “How to Prevent FASD in Your Community.” The purpose is to bring together FASD advocates and professionals to work together to prevent FASD. NOFAS will feature FASD Month/Day Campaigns from across the U.S. This free one hour webinar is open to all. Several FASD advocates will present … Read More
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) is a group of conditions that can occur in an individual who is prenatally exposed to alcohol. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and learning disabilities with lifelong implications. Prevent the #1 cause of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in our country by being alcohol-free during pregnancy. Share this post to educate others and help … Read More
This article states, “The best evidence shows that punitive policies can dissuade women from getting prenatal care… It’s easy to stigmatize women who drink during pregnancy, with words and with policy. The goal, though, is healthier mothers and infants. To achieve that, policymakers may need to stop stigmatizing and start over.” Read the full article, here.
September 27, 2019. Raleigh, North Carolina “NCFASD Informed, Inc. is hosting a conference for the legal community, Department of Social Services social workers, parents, and others on Friday, September 27, 2019 in Raleigh.” Register HERE!