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Learn More About The Maternal Health and Opioid Use Project

The Maternal-Infant Health and Opioid Use project aims to improve the quality of care of infants exposed to opioids prenatally or diagnosed with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS), and of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder (OUD). The project develops and promotes educational resources that support the patient and family-centered care framework, to focus on both, the systems of services for children with prenatal opioid exposure, as well as linkages to care and treatment for women of reproductive age with OUD.

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Study Finds 1 in 9 Women Reported Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant

“Drinking patterns were broken down by trimester of pregnancy, with the study finding that nearly 20% of women drank in their first trimester. But it found this rate dropped to 4.7% of respondents in the second and third trimesters.”
Good Morning America

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New CDC Study: 93,000 Deaths Each Year Due to Excessive Alcohol Use

“A new CDC MMWR reports that excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 93,000 deaths in the US each year – or 255 deaths per day – shortening the lives of those who die by an average of 29 years. Learn what states and communities can do to prevent excessive alcohol use.”

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Submit a Video for FASD Awareness Month 2020, Get Free 30th Anniversary NOFAS Coffee Mug!

You are invited to submit a short selfie video of yourself. Please answer a question about what one thing you wish your health care provider had told you.

This is your opportunity to use your voice to help organizations and agencies, including NOFAS, understand what families affected by FASD need.

Everyone who submits a video will receive a complementary special edition NOFAS 30th Anniversary coffee mug!

Please email your video to kachor [AT] nofas [DOT] org. More information will be posted on the NOFAS website very soon.

Is kombucha okay to drink during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

Check out this podcast from MothertoBaby and learn the answer to these questions.

Listen HERE!

FASDinNC to host a four-part webinar series!

Thursdays - August 27th - September 17th, 2020

This 4-part webinar series will focus on the importance of preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies, the prevalence of FASD in our state, and the efforts needed to support individuals and families impacted by this disorder.

Lets Get Social!

Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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Contract with NC DHHS

Funding in whole or in part and/or supported by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (CFDA # 93.959).


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