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What is FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the term used to describe the lifelong physical and/or neurodevelopmental impairments that can result from fetal alcohol exposure. FASD is a condition that is an outcome of parents either not being aware of the dangers of alcohol use when pregnant or planning a pregnancy, or not being supported to stay healthy and strong during pregnancy.

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MINISTERS URGED TO APPROVE PREGNANCY HEALTH WARNING

Food safety Ministers are being urged to put the health and wellbeing of families and communities first by approving the most effective pregnancy...

WELCOME DR CHRISTINE LOOCK

NOFASD Australia is very pleased to welcome Dr Christine Loock, our newest International Ambassador. Dr. Loock is an internationally recognized...

SEX, ALCOHOL AND LOCKDOWN

The following guest blog was written by Stephanie Fade, an accredited dietician and mother of two children with suspected FASD. The original blog...

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK

National Reconciliation Week runs from 27th May to 3rd June 2020. At NOFASD Australia we acknowledge the significance of these days and we pay our...

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It’s time for clear, visible health warning labels on alcohol. A key vote happens this Friday. We must do what is right for babies plus help pregnant women stop drinking. More info here https://visiblehealthwarning.org/ @NSWHealth @TresillianBaby @NOFASDAustralia @sophiescott2 @RACGP

On Friday Ministers will decide whether to support a visible, honest pregnancy health warning for alcoholic products. This is an important measure to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - a lifelong disability. Contact your local member. #fasd #auspol https://fareaustralia.good.do/visiblehealthwarning/letter/?v=e3e57572

It's time to place the health and wellbeing of our children and families first with a clear, visible health warning label on #alcohol products.
🔽 Add your voice 🔽
https://visiblehealthwarning.org/

#Alcohol is a powerful neurotoxin (poison) and teratogen (google it) that causes birth defects and brain damage. Can you imagine any other product that causes such harm not having a clear, visible red pregnancy health warning label? I suggest there would be a huge outcry! https://twitter.com/fareaustralia/status/1281749294547001344

@SueMiers1 Yes you are right, it is an invisible problem in the world. This is why we created the international Safthon to make visible and give voice to people with Fasd #safthon #nofasdaustralia #saffrance

Well said @SueMiers1. Pregnancy health warning labels with red, black and white colours are essential https://twitter.com/SueMiers1/status/1281765756657520642

"A nice vivid visible label on that container is kind of like your last reminder, 'don't do this please'," says @TheRACP Royal Australasian College of Physicians Aotearoa President Dr George Laking.
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2020/07/doctors-demand-better-pregnancy-warning-labels-on-alcohol-bottles.html

"This is a beverage that causes brain damage in unborn babies" @AlcHealthwatch FASD Advisor Christine Rogan says.
On July 17, Ministers in Australia and New Zealand will vote on whether warning labels on bottles should change.
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2020/07/doctors-demand-better-pregnancy-warning-labels-on-alcohol-bottles.html

It’s time for a clear, visible health warning label. I find it utterly unconscionable that the alcohol industry could oppose a mandatory, clear label. Health literacy requires information. Some women need support to stop. Let’s do everything for babies. @NOFASDAustralia

“When it comes to Fetal Alcohol I want the whole world to know there are many people like me & we struggle. We struggle when no one notices we are struggling and then we have to cope with the not knowing and the people thinking we know.” Lola Miers 39 year old woman who has FASD https://twitter.com/NOFASDAustralia/status/1281328273440587776

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