A social media campaign has been launched to celebrate all the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners, midwives and nurses who do so much to champion the prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
For decades, mothers have borne the brunt of scrutiny for alcohol use during pregnancy − new research points to dad’s drinking as a significant factor in fetal alcohol syndrome
Until clinicians start asking the father about his drinking, we will never fully know the contributions of paternal alcohol exposure to birth defects and child health.
All sexually active women of reproductive age who could become pregnant and who drink alcohol need to be counseled about the potentially harmful effects of alcohol on a developing fetus.