If you could be pregnant stop drinking alcohol

Drinking alcohol at any stage of pregnacy could hurt your baby. To learn more about the risk of drinking alcohol during pregrnancy, check out the video created by the Counties Manukau District Health Board.

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Tapu whilst hapu

The importance of not drinking while trying to conceive or during pregnancy was the main messages of the Tairawhiti Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) poster competition.

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FASD articles and websites

The Minister of Health put out an FASD Awareness Day Press Release

The Ministry of Health launched a new FASD website

The Weekend Sun article written by their Assistant Editor Cayla-Fay Euinton based on her personal experience of having a younger brother with FASD. Red shoes and conversing about FASD


NOFAS Video of Dr. Tony Dunn on the Ob-gyn's Role in Preventing FASD

NOFAS produced this short video with Dr. Tony Dunn, an FASD Champion with ACOG, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Dr. Dunn talks about the importance of screening pregnant women for alcohol use, and points out that alcohol, out of all the substances of abuse (including opioids) is the most damaging for the developing baby.

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Napier mother says raising a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder child is a 'life sentence'

With its sweeping views out over Hawkes Bay, Kim Milne's seafront Napier home is a "very nice jail," she says.

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