Foetal Alcohol Risks
Posted on: Wed 20 June 2012
The risks of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and warnings against drinking while pregnant are confusing, according to child health experts.
Early childhood and parenting support provider Ngala has welcomed the state government's new advertising campaign encouraging women to eliminate alcohol from their lives while pregnant.
"At the pre-stage of when people are considering having another baby or starting a family it is important that they know this message very, very loud and clear – that alcohol is a metabolic poison and when your baby is in that vulnerable state of brain growth it's going to damage it," Ngala antenatal educator and nutritionist Stephanie Fairbairn said. more
For more information please view Ngala's Tip Sheet on Nutrition and Alcohol during Pregnancy.
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