Flashback Friday. The term “fetal alcohol syndrome” (FAS) refers to a group of problems that include mental retardation, growth problems, abnormal facial features, and other birth defects. The disorder affects children whose mothers drank large amounts of alcohol during pregnancy. Right? Well, not exactly. It turns out that only about 5% of alcoholic women give […]
There’s no real formula for fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) – no one knows how many drinks it takes, or why it is that some women who drink more end up having perfectly healthy babies and those that drink less sometimes end up having babies with FAS. The post Study: 20% to 80% Women Drink During Their Pregnancies appeared first on Growing Your Baby.
Alaska has a high rate of fetal alcohol syndrome.
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a serious problem in Alaska. Babies born there, particularly Native American babies, suffer the syndrome at much higher rates than infants in the lower 48. Since the first epidemiological data emerged in the...Show More Summary
The bottom line here guys is that even doctors can’t be sure how the human body works, so we shouldn’t expect lawmakers to know either.
One in eight children born in 2002 or 2003 and living in remote Fitzroy Valley communities in Western Australia have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, finds the The Lililwan study published today in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. read more
Many cases of the disorder might actually be a more subtle form of fetal alcohol syndrome.
A UK court wouldn’t award damages to a child with fetal alcohol syndrome because, they said, the damage was done in utero.
Runner’s World announced Andrew Peterson, a 21-year-old Special Olympian born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, as a finalist for its cover contest. Peterson announced his finalist position in Runner’s World his Facebook page called “Andrew...Show More Summary
To help get the word out that alcohol and pregnancy don't mix, volunteers with the Southern California affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (SoCal NOFAS) are handing out "Pregnant? Don't Drink" coasters to San Diego area bars and restaurants on Tuesday, September 9th as part of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day.
The September Issue of Service, Support and Success, the newsletter for direct support professionals published by Vita and Hands: The Family Health Network. This month's issue is about supporting people with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. If you'd like a copy, or to subscribe, please email email@example.com and indicate if you'd like the single issue or a subscription.
Growth deficiency is a defining feature of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). A new study has found that rates of excess weight/obesity are elevated in adolescents with partial fetal alcohol syndrome (pFAS). Females with FASD may be at a greater risk for excess weight/obesity than males during adolescence. read more
The risk of drinking during pregnancy and giving birth to a baby with fetal alcohol syndrome is well known, but a new study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study shows that risk drinking before pregnancy is risky as well. A mother who drinks alcohol before becoming pregnant can increase the risk of […]
We can all agree that fetal alcohol syndrome is a tragedy. But although American public awareness campaigns about the dangers of drinking while pregnant have good intentions at heart, recent media initiatives have deployed tactics that shame moms, while ignoring bigger issues. Show More Summary
As a push to cut down on the high fetal alcohol syndrome rate in Alaska, 20 bars in the state will stock free pregnancy tests, thanks to a state-funded research project working in conjunction with a nonprofit called Healthy Brains for Children. Show More Summary
A $400,000 University of Alaska project will put free pregnancy tests in the bathroom of 20 bars and restaurants across the state, starting in December. The post Alaska Bars to Distribute Free Pregnancy Tests to Help Prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
Bars in Alaska have installed free pregnancy tests in their women's bathrooms in an effort to curb drinking among pregnant women. The tests are subsidized by the state of Alaska as part of a campaign to reduce fetal alcohol syndrome, which is more prevalent in Alaska than in any other state. Read the rest
This year, Alaska will install pregnancy test vending machines in 20 bars and restaurants across the state. The move is part of a two-year program aimed at finding a way to lower the state's high fetal alcohol syndrome, reports...
Come on in and pee on a stick! (via Trip Advisor) If you are in Alaska and don't know if your uterus is occupied, go to the bar. They're giving out free pregnancy tests now. Alaska has the highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the...Show More Summary
Ever seen one of those threatening, “A pregnant woman never drinks alone,” signs in a bar bathroom stall to prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Alaska has just released the 2014 version of the advisories—by placing free pregnancy tests in 20 bar restrooms throughout the state, beginning in December. Show More Summary