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My Baby’s Too Young to Drink Campaign

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 guidelines.

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 pregnancy.

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 2016

 

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