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Drinking While Pregnant: 5 Misconceptions and Why They're Wrong.

 

 “Dr Colleen O’Leary debunks five common misconceptions about drinking while pregnant, including:  "An occasional drink after the first trimester of pregnancy would probably be okay."

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NOFAS Supports Advancing Legislation to Prevent and Treat Child Abuse and Neglect

The following is for Information Purposes ONLY.

NOFAS commends the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee approval of S.1927, Child Abuse and Treatment (CAPTA) Reauthorization Act of 2021. The bill strengthens federal programs and activities that support child and family well-being and includes provisions to care for infants affected by substance use disorder, and new requirements to aid infants with disabilities.

Find out more at www.nofaspolicycenter.org 

https://nofas.org/nofas-supports-advancing-legislation-to-prevent-and-treat-child-abuse-and-neglect/

OR

Contact Jenn Wisdahl, NOFAS Policy Coordinator at wisdahl [AT] nofas [DOT] org

 

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Drinking Alcohol Is Linked To Reduced Chances Of Pregnancy

 

“A study of the associations between drinking alcohol and the chances of becoming pregnant suggests that women who want to conceive should avoid heavy drinking.  In the second half of menstrual cycle even moderate drinking is linked to reduced chances of pregnancy.”

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19-year-old from North Carolina Bikes Cross Country, Raising Awareness for FASD

 

 

“One teen is going the distance, biking across the country, all to raise awareness for a disorder that hits close to home.  Emmaus Holder is riding across America to raise awareness for FASD… Along his trek, he's doing research, and talking to families who have also experienced FASD.”

View the story, HERE!
 

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Women Now Drink As Much As Men — Not So Much For Pleasure, But To Cope (2)

 “Women in their teens and early 20s reported drinking and getting drunk at higher rates than their male peers — in some cases for the first time since researchers began measuring such behavior… Research shows women suffer health consequences of alcohol more quickly than men.”

 

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"America Has a Drinking Problem"

 

This article in The Atlantic begins, “Few things are more American than drinking heavily. But worrying about how heavily other Americans are drinking is one of them.”

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Listen to NPR's Coverage of the Story, HERE.

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