The Prevention Conversation core messaging includes:
“Safest not to drink alcohol in pregnancy.”
“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.”
“Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. If you drink alcohol and are sexually active, make sure you use effective contraception.”
“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.”
“Friends, partners, and family members can support a pregnant woman by asking how they can help her to make healthy choices and healthy babies.”
For more information on the Alberta FASD Prevention Conversation Project please click here.