- Best Start, Ontario’s Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre have information and resources for the public and professionals on the dangers of alcohol use in pregnancy and the prevention of FASD. It has targeted resources for the adults, teens and First Nations, Inuit and Metis populations
- Motherisk has an Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline that offers information and counseling to pregnant and breastfeeding women, their families, and health care providers. To talk with to someone about alcohol use in pregnancy call: 1-877-327-4636
- Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has a webpage/fact sheet discussing alcohol use for women who are in their childbearing years and for women who are pregnant http://pregnancy.sogc.org/alcohol-and-pregnancy/
- Connex Ontario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol, drugs, mental health or gambling. Rethink Your Drinking. Drug and Alcohol Help Line 1-800-565-8603
- Rethink Your Drinking is an awareness campaign promoted by nine (9) health units in Southwestern Ontario to help change the way we think about and use alcohol. Rethink Your Drinking by looking at your relationship with alcohol, like why, when and how much we drink. There is a page specific for women and people can assess their alcohol consumption habits and their risks.
- Talk with your health care provider
- Call your local public health department
- Visit Public Health Agency of Canada
- Girls, Women, Alcohol and Pregnancy Website for Health Professionals
- Presentations from the First International Conference on the Prevention of FASD
International Charter on the Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Planning for Change, Facilitator Guide: Workshop for First Nations Women about FASD Prevention and Skills for Change – Booklet Available in PDF F19-E_PlanningforChange
This resource was developed to guide facilitators in planning and presenting a workshop about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) prevention and skills for change for First Nations women.
What Prevention Supports Are Helpful For People Affected By FASD?
The University of Victoria Social Work department has done several great research projects to identify promising practices to help women with FASD abstain from alcohol use in pregnancy.
See 3 reports:
- Substance Using Women with FASD – Voices of Women Report
- Substance Using Women with FASD – Service Providers’ Perspectives Report
- Substance Using Women with FASD – Literature Review
- Thanh NX., & Jonsson E., Costs of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Alberta, Canada, Canadian Journal Clinical Pharmacology, 16(1): e80-90, Epub 2009 Jan 16.
- Popova S, Lange S, Mihic A, Bekmuradov D, Rehm J., Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder prevalence estimates in correctional systems: A systematic literature review, Can J Public Health 2011;102:336-40.
- Public Health Agency of Canada/Nancy A. Poole, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention: Canadian Perspectives, 2008.
- Walker, M., et. Al., The Epidemiology of Alcohol Utilization During Pregnancy: An Analysis of the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey (MES)., BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2011, 11(1): p.52