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Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: The Latest News

We’re here to provide a personal perspective, the latest recommendations, and the science-based facts about the risk of prenatal alcohol exposure.

We also maintain a Resource Directory of articles, research, training and other information. This directory also contains contact information for support services, programs and organizations related to FASD including health care providers and clinics.

Stigma keeps pregnant women from reporting drug use

Stigma keeps pregnant women from reporting drug use
A support worker says many pregnant women are afraid to admit to drug use for fear of losing their child. (Stock image/Shutterstock/Olesya Feketa) Stigma keeps many pregnant women in the province from reporting their drug use, says one woman who works with drug users in St. John's. "It's the stigmaRead more

Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good

Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good
Rebecca Dowds was suffering from opioid addiction when her daughter Sephira was born, but a new initiative allowed them to stay together from birth. (Submitted by Rebecca Dowds) Removing newborn babies from women who are suffering from addiction helps neither mother nor child, says a doctor at the forefront ofRead more

Mom’s Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk

Breast-feeding has known benefits for both baby and mom, but if a new mom also smokes marijuana, does the drug turn up in her breast milk? Yes, says new research. But the exact consequences of the small amount of marijuana that makes it to a baby aren't yet clear. "ThisRead more

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