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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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Is kombucha okay to drink during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

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

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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.