County Durham and Darlington NHS
Foundation Trust is supporting a new campaign to highlight the
growing incidence of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder [FASD] among
children and new born babies being launched by The FASD Trust, the
UK's leading charity for the condition.
The campaign which has been
launched to coincide with FASD day on 9th September, aims to drive home the message
that women should stop drinking alcohol completely during
pregnancy, in the line with the latest government
The campaign carries the
message,'My Baby's Too Young
to Drink' and is being shared with midwives and
health professionals, on the basis research carried out by The
FASD Trust, that shows the critical part
midwives can play in influencing women during their
At County Durham and Darlington
NHS Foundation Trust materials promoting the campaign and
sharing information about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy,
as well as further
information about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, are on display in the Trust's pregnancy
assessment units and ante-natal clinics.
The campaign is being backed by
a group of 23 MPs including City of Durham MP Roberta
Blackman-Woods who will be visiting midwives at University Hospital
of North Durham on Friday 9th September.
Published: 1 September
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
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Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital