Are you a part of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility? Get connected and help share the messages:
1) For the woman and her partner/family:
- “Drinking can be harmful at any point during pregnancy. The baby’s brain and nervous system develops throughout the entire pregnancy and may lead to a lifelong disability of FASD” (from the Canada FASD Research Network with an additional statement of may lead to a lifelong disability);
- “Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. If you drink alcohol and are sexually active, make sure you use effective contraception” (from the Canada FASD Research Network);
2) For the service provider:
- “Some women need support, care, and treatment to help them stop drinking during pregnancy by walking with her. If you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, consider talking to your healthcare provider or asking for help on learning more about support and services in your community” (from the Canada FASD Research Network with an additional statement of walking with her) and;
3) For the woman, partner/family and community
- “Friends, partners, and family members can support a pregnant woman by asking how they can help her to make healthy choices and healthy babies” (from the Canada FASD Research Network with an additional statement of and healthy babies).