Happy Healthy Holidays!
Could you be pregnant, or trying to get pregnant?
If so, make sure you have the healthiest pregnancy possible by avoiding any form of alcohol during
the holidays and throughout your pregnancy.
Remember, alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix!
So during this holiday season, try a mocktail instead, like a Cran-Dandy or mock Champagne!
Promoting Alcohol Free Pregnancies
Welcome to the North Carolina Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program (FASDinNC)! FASDinNC strives to prevent alcohol exposed pregnancies by providing training, education, and resources to women of childbearing age and the professionals that serve them. FASDinNC is housed at Mission Hospital’s Fullerton Genetics Center, the only interdisciplinary Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) pediatric clinic in NC. The clinic provides diagnostics and support to improve the outcomes for individuals with an FASD and their families. FASDin NC has partnered with the Regional Training Center of East Carolina University and now houses an Education Specialist that can provide training, education, and resources to the eastern part of the state.
Partners in Prevention
FASDinNC is a proud affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) and works with affiliates across the nation to increase awareness of Fetal Alcohol Specturm Disorders (FASDs). FASDinNC promotes the efforts of the the national MotherToBaby program and MotherToBaby NC, a service dedicated to providing women, their partners, health care professionals and the public with information about the impact of alcohol, medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breast feeding.
The FASDinNC partners with several organization across the state that address preconception health, underage drinking and other alcohol related programs that share a connection in the prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies and wish to increase awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs).
Click on the following links to learn more about these prevention efforts within our state.