Did you know – almost one in three Australians aren’t aware that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?
Any alcohol consumed when pregnant passes directly to the developing baby and can damage their brain, body, and organs. It can also lead to FASD.
As the peak body for parents, caregivers and individuals impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, NOFASD led a consultation process with a range of key stakeholders to include individuals with lived experience, to inform a suite of targeted resources to support women who are at greater risk of having alcohol-exposed pregnancies.
You can access the targeted resources here:
- For alcohol and other drug workers supporting women with alcohol dependence
- For women who are concerned about alcohol dependence or for a friend or loved one wanting to offer support.
We have also produced a Supporters Kit to include newsletter content and social media posts which can be shared. Click here to download the kit.
NOFASD Australia launched the new and targeted resources in 2022 as part of the Every Moment Matters campaign (the campaign), led by The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE). Endorsed and funded by the Australian Government, the campaign aims to empower Australians by providing clear information about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Please help spread the word by sharing this information with your colleagues, family, and friends. You can learn more about FASD here. Learn more about the Every Moment Matters campaign here.