Parenting · Pregnancy

Raising awareness about FASD

Alcohol and pregnancy is a topic that has been around for generations. Some common questions and statements related to the use of alcohol during pregnancy include: “Isn’t it OK to have a glass of wine or cider on a special occasion during pregnancy?” “One drink won’t hurt, right?” “My mom drank alcohol when she was… Continue reading Raising awareness about FASD

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Alcohol use in pregnancy: Is it safe?

As the holiday season approaches, you may be involved in social gatherings where alcoholic drinks may be served. If pregnant or planning a pregnancy, the safest choice is to avoid drinking any alcohol. There is no known safe time, type or amount of alcohol when pregnant or planning to be pregnant. Try making mocktails for… Continue reading Alcohol use in pregnancy: Is it safe?

Pregnancy

Alcohol and Pregnancy:  What’s the Risk?

September is FASD Awareness month.  As a member of the Toronto FASD Network, we are joining the Red Shoes Rock campaign to raise awareness about this preventable disease. To recognize this important initiative, the Toronto sign lit up in red on September 9th, and we're asking you to help us spread the word by wearing… Continue reading Alcohol and Pregnancy:  What’s the Risk?

Pregnancy

Alcohol in Pregnancy: 4 frequently asked questions

Alcohol in pregnancy has been in the media quite a bit lately.  Some of the messaging you hear can be confusing.  With International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day coming on September 9th, we will be answering common questions that people have about this topic. Question:  Are there any types of alcohol considered to be… Continue reading Alcohol in Pregnancy: 4 frequently asked questions