Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs), Prenatal Substance Exposure, and Prevention Research




FASD Awareness Day - September 9, 2015 9.09am 
 Today, September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day! Observed annually, this day conveys a simple but critical reminder: there is no known safe level of drinking while pregnant and that women who are, who may be, or who are trying to become pregnant, should not drink alcohol.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has proclaimed September 9, 2015 as FASDs Awareness Day 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) are 100 percent preventable.

The date of FASD Awareness Day was carefully chosen. On the 9th day of the 9th month of the year, the world remembers that a woman should abstain from drinking alcohol during the 9 months of pregnancy. Bells are rung at 9:09 a.m. in every time zone from New Zealand to Alaska. Around the world, people gather for events that raise awareness about the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families who struggle with FASDs. Announcements are made in countries, states, provinces, and towns worldwide.

“I now wish to emphasize to prospective parents, healthcare practitioners, and all childbearing-aged women, especially those who are pregnant, the importance of not drinking alcohol if a woman is pregnant or considering becoming pregnant.” U.S. Surgeon General, 2005

Pregnancy and alcohol don’t mix.

 FASD education for the general public in the Russian language
September 9, 2015 is FASD Awareness Month!
 NOFAS calls on its partners, FASD advocates, professionals in the healthcare, education, legal, and public health  fields, and the public, to learn about the risks associated with alcohol and pregnancy and to promote the campaign. For more information, visit NOFAS website.

 Inernational FASD Campaign
September 9, 2015

FASD Around the World
 OklahomaCity1 OklahomaCity3   Irkutsk4у реки Ангара
 StPetersburg3  OklahomaCity7  OklahomaCity4
 Irkutsk 2  StPetersburg1  StPetersburg4
 Oklahoma City5  OklahomaCity6  Moscow1
 StPetersburg2    OklahomaCity 11

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For more information please contact:

Tatiana Balachova, PhD
FASDs and Health Behaviors in Women Research
Department of Pediatrics
(405) 271-8858