Category Archives: Prevention Conversation

Alcohol and Pregnancy Survey

Service providers are ideally suited to screen pregnant women for alcohol use during pregnancy, as they are the point of contact with the healthcare system for these women.

It is imperative that they have appropriate training and skills to feel comfortable and competent working with pregnant women in a culturally safe and sensitive manner. As well, they must have the knowledge needed to assist and connect individuals and families with existing resources and services.

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The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada is leading a large National study and wants to work with

service providers in social services such as:

  • Education
  • Justice
  • Public health
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health
  • Child welfare
  • Women’s shelters
  • Homelessness workers
  • Adult literacy, etc)

to determine the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of service providers with respect to alcohol use during pregnancy. The results of this survey will be used to inform the direction and content for training and education material for service providers related to screening and counselling for alcohol use during pregnancy.

The results will be anonymous and we need to have as many respondents as possible to make the data meaningful.  Participants will be entered into a draw for an iPad.

Please share widely with your contacts

Recruitment Email and Consent Form

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Thank you for your collaboration. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional information.

What Should You Tell Her? 52nd FASD Video Series

Alcohol use during pregnancy is a common area of concern for expecting mothers.  The mother receives multiple opinions from relatives and friends on whether or not she should drink alcohol during her pregnancy.

So what should you tell her?…………….. watch the video to the end.

Because You Want What’s Best for Your Baby – 51st FASD Video Series

Because you want what’s best for your baby, plan your pregnancy and choose not to drink alcohol.  If you are late, take a pregnancy test before drinking alcoholic beverages.

UK MP supports campaign highlighting risk of alcohol during pregnancy

Great news for FASD, UK MP supports FASD prevention campaign by launching a new prevention poster. What’s more, the MP urges the Government to publicise the clear recommendation of the Government’s own chief medical officer’s announcement that was made earlier this year.




MP supports campaign highlighting risk of alcohol during pregnancy

MP supports campaign highlighting risk of alcohol during pregnancy


MIDDLEWICH MP Fiona Bruce has helped launch a new campaign to highlight the rise in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) among children and new born babies.

The FASD trust, which Mrs Bruce works with as chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm, is the UK’s leading charity raising awareness of the condition.

The campaign, which will carry the message ‘My Baby’s Too Young to Drink’, was launched this month to drive home the message that women should stop drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

It will also target midwives and health professionals, who can play a critical part in influencing pregnant women.

Mrs Bruce said: “As chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm I find it very sad that many expectant mothers still do not realise the damage that even a small amount of alcohol can cause if consumed during pregnancy as pregnant women’s individual tolerance levels vary enormously.

“Much more needs to be done, including by Government, to publicise the clear recommendation of the Government’s own chief medical officer, announced earlier this year – and clearing up decades of misinformation – that pregnant women should avoid alcohol altogether.

“The FASD Trust’s campaign is vital in involving midwives in helping educate expectant mothers to help prevent potential physical, metal or behavioural difficulties for their children after birth.”

Disclaimer:  The views and opinions in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of Edmonton and Area Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network.

The Story of Iyal – 31st Video Series

A family living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders / Educational Video

The Story of Iyal. Source: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. A mother tells her compelling story about a family living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Every family has unique experiences, challenges and successes. The intent is not to endorse specific interventions, but to share one family’s story and hope.

Try Different not Harder – FASD Community Educator

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Are you looking for FASD presentation for frontline staff, parents/caregivers, community members? Bissell Centre’s FASS Program offers free presentations and consultations tailored to accommodate scheduled time and needs of a group or agency.


Topics include Employment, Recreation, Housing, Addition, Relationships, Strategies & Support, and Consistency.


These services are open to Parents, Caregivers, Services Providers, Community Members, Youth, Public Services, and any other interested parties.


If you are interested in these services, please contact Paul Pringle by email or phone @ or 780-423-2285 ext 316

click here for program brochure

Medical Approach on Light Drinking During Pregnancy – 23rd Video Series

Due to the many inconsistent or mixed messages expectant mother hear in relations to the risks of alcohol during pregnancy, NOFAS asked several prominent doctors, researchers, and other alcohol and pregnancy experts to respond.




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