FASD: It’s time to Stop the Debate.

A video clip came up on my Twitter feed this morning about results of a study Bristol University conducted looking at 70 years of studies to find evidence of outcomes for “light drinking” during pregnancy. While they agree on the evidence about the risks of heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy, their objective was to “determine … More FASD: It’s time to Stop the Debate.

Day 89 – 98 of 99 Days to FASDay: 10 Fundamental Components of FASD Prevention

Today’s post is slightly different then the rest. Whereas when I highlighted a series from one particular source, I ended with the summary, today I am starting with the summary. If you want to share the individual infographics for each of these 10 components of FASD prevention I will be posting those daily on OSB … More Day 89 – 98 of 99 Days to FASDay: 10 Fundamental Components of FASD Prevention

Day 87 of 99 Days to FASDay: Images of FASD

Day 87 of 99 Days to FASDay and we continue to look at a study of key Canadian FASD awareness campaigns – focusing on the images used to raise awareness. The information is from What We Have Learned: Key Canadian FASD Awareness Campaigns Best Start: Ontario’s Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre (Wendy Burgoyne). How … More Day 87 of 99 Days to FASDay: Images of FASD

Day 82 of 99 Days to FASDay: Adults Alcohol Use in Ontario

Day 82 of 99 Days to FASDay highlights some findings about alcohol use among adults in Ontario (Canada) between 1977 – 2013. We can’t talk about FASD without talking about alcohol. I am not an expert on alcoholism, addiction or recovery. But I do have lived experience with all of these through friends and family. … More Day 82 of 99 Days to FASDay: Adults Alcohol Use in Ontario

Day 81 of 99 Days to FASDay: Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Mix

40 Years Later the Message is Still Partially Eclipsed: Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Mix Day 81 of 99 Days to FASDay and the big news today is the solar eclipse. For some of us the sun will completely be eclipsed, for others it will only be a partial. And it seems fitting today’s message … More Day 81 of 99 Days to FASDay: Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Mix

Day 53 of 99 Days to FASDay: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Today, and over the next few days, we go back to basics to review and expand on previous posts about the effect of prenatal alcohol exposure and the brain. Alcohol is a teratogen (substance that is toxic to the baby’s developing brain). Damage can occur in various regions of the brain. The areas that might … More Day 53 of 99 Days to FASDay: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure