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Survey Finds Gaps in Knowledge About Maternal Health

"Asked which statement is most accurate, 65% know that someone who wants to get pregnant should stop drinking alcohol before pregnancy and not drink during pregnancy – compared with 25% who say someone who wants to get pregnant should stop drinking as soon as they learn they are pregnant.”


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Pioneering FASD Researcher Dr. Ann Streissguth and her Incredible Legacy, A Tribute.


All of us at FASD United are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Ann Streissguth, our dear friend, past member of our Scientific Advisory Board, and pioneering researcher of FASD. She led the way toward a greater understanding of the spectrum of FASD and the myriad ways it impacts people’s lives.   
In large part, she laid the foundation on which the FASD field continues to be built, a foundation through which her deep warmth and compassion for families living with FASD always shone through.


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Many Policies Targeting Alcohol Use During Pregnancy Don't Work: Study

 “Policies intended to discourage or criminalize drinking while pregnant have no effect on infant health, or in some cases can actually be harmful, a new JAMA Network Open study finds.”


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New from Family Navigators: Meet Your Student: Fillable Tool for Educators

“Meet Your Student” is a new fillable letter to a teacher that the FASD United Family Navigation program created.  It includes facts about FASD and includes a form to fill in what a student is good at and things they may struggle with, as well as things that help in the classroom.

If you have trouble accessing this resource, please reach out to FAmily Navigator @ FASD United.

Meet Your Student, HERE!






FASD United Responds to TIME Article’s Incorrect Terminology for FASD

A TIME Magazine article released on August 2nd, 2023 about prohibition has been flagged by our team at FASD United for using inaccurate terminology. 

While the article itself is well-written and relevant, its use of outdated language to describe prenatal alcohol exposure is not excusable after almost twenty years of updated information.


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Impulsivity and Alcohol Use during Pregnancy and Postpartum


“This study evaluated the association between emotion regulation difficulties-specifically impulsivity-and substance use within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic among pregnant and postpartum women.”
- Behavioral Sciences

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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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