Day 6 of 99 Days to FASDay: Talking to Women About Alcohol and Pregnancy

FASD prevention work is complex; it involves much more than providing information about the risks of alcohol use in pregnancy. Preventing risky alcohol use by pregnant women (and mothers before and after pregnancy) does not take place at only one point in time, nor does it occur through a single interaction with one care provider. In … Continue reading Day 6 of 99 Days to FASDay: Talking to Women About Alcohol and Pregnancy

Day 5 of 99 Days to FASDay: No Known Safe Amount of Alcohol During Pregnancy

An article published in The Guardian on May 18, 2017 caused some controversy and discussion. Warning pregnant women over dangers of alcohol goes too far, experts say In the article various organizations and "experts" (in particular The British Pregnancy Advisory Service) feel the message of no alcohol during pregnancy scares women and is not based on … Continue reading Day 5 of 99 Days to FASDay: No Known Safe Amount of Alcohol During Pregnancy

Public Health Agency of Canada investing $3.6 M into 5 projects to address FASD

Following on the heels of the recent Ontario 2017 Budget Provides $26 Million for FASD, The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, for Canada, announced $3.6 million in federal funding for five projects aimed at preventing and screening for alcohol use in pregnancy. According to a News Release issued on May 5,  project leads will work with … Continue reading Public Health Agency of Canada investing $3.6 M into 5 projects to address FASD

Pregnant? No Alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day means no FASD for your child.

If you are pregnant, or planning on becoming pregnant, then please pass on the glass of alcohol today, and for the next nine months of pregnancy, and celebrate with something else instead. Drinking alcohol while pregnant, can cause your child to be born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. FASD is the leading known cause of … Continue reading Pregnant? No Alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day means no FASD for your child.