Day 86 of 99 Days to FASDay means only two weeks to FASDay! Do you know what your message is going to be? Since 2013, I have participated in the Red Shoes Rock campaign. From September 1-9, I wear red sneakers, and share a messages on my personal social media, as well as on social media … Continue reading Day 86 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD Messages
2018 Update: Although the information below (and for days 82, 83 and 84) is still relevant, I came across a document created by CanFASD which provided a framework for common messaging about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. You can certainly share the 2017 graphics, or you can check out the 2018 ones on this post: FASD: Common … Continue reading Day 82 of 99 Days to FASDay: Adults Alcohol Use in Ontario
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 (2017) 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 … Continue reading Day 81 of 99 Days to FASDay: Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Mix
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 … Continue reading Day 53 of 99 Days to FASDay: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
Did you know that the effects of alcohol were being observed from biblical times? While some of the language used in the graphic above is considered out-dated and even offensive and judgmental by today's standards, I included these quotes because it illustrates scholars and physicians have noted the effects of alcohol on the people who … Continue reading Day 51 of 99 Days to FASDay: History Notes of Alcohol Effects
FASD History: Dr. Paul Lemoine published the first literature that linked prenatal alcohol use with birth defects in 1968.