Here’s what we know about alcohol & pregnancy

“This infographic provides an overview of what we know about alcohol and pregnancy and the kinds of support women deserve. It was developed with support from Canada FASD Research Network and its Prevention Network Action Team with a goal of promoting engagement between women, partners, providers and communities.”
By Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (Canada, 2017)

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Someone Like Me

Like_USKyle, age 31, lives in Washington State and has fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). In Someone Like Me, Kyle spends a day showing his friend, 23-year-old Monica, around Seattle. Monica also has FASD. As they go sight-seeing in the city, they discuss both the challenges and the rewards of their disability.

A remarkable portrait of two people thriving against the odds, Someone Like Me offers an insight into the lives of people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and shows that, sometimes, surviving adversity can lead to great things.

Available for streaming May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2019.

Watch the film HERE

Too Young To Drink 2017

The network of partner organizations has now exceeded 80 organizations in 36 countries around the world, working together to raise awareness of FASD internationally.
In its previous three editions (2014, 2015, and 2016), the campaign was based on the concept, created by Fabrica, the Benetton group’s communication research center, of a baby inside an alcoholic drink (baby in bottles, 2014, and “baby cocktail”, 2015 and 2016). This year, a new visual component was developed. It consists of a drawing, which was created by the Italian artist, art director, satirical author, Beppe Mora.
The campaign is coordinated by the Local Health Authority no.2 “Marca Trevigiana” (Veneto Region, Italy), which offered consultancy for the social marketing strategy and evaluation, basing on the experience of the project “Mamma Beve Bimbo Beve.”

For further information: www.tooyoungtodrink.org

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Pregnant Together

51% of Australian women have had an unplanned pregnancy, and 4 in 10 women consumed alcohol while they were pregnant. There is no known safe amount of alcohol use if you could be pregnant, during pregnancy or while trying to conceive. Every drink counts, so even if you’re planning to become pregnant, cutting out alcohol is the safest choice and only way to guarantee a child will not develop FASD.

Pregnant Together campaign is run by NOFASD Australia

Alcohol and pregnancy

Alcohol consumption among women of childbearing age in the United States is a public health issue. When a woman drinks during her pregnancy she increases the risk of harming her unborn baby as well as her own body.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, any amount of drinking is considered at-risk alcohol use during pregnancy. In consensus with this recommendation, the U.S. Surgeon General advises that pregnant women should not drink any alcohol while they are pregnant. Excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor for miscarriage due to damage to the developing cells of the baby.
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