What’s Happening at MOFAS

It’s Women’s Health Week

It’s Women’s Health Week. What are you doing to be your healthiest you? Read our list to learn more about nutrition, physical activity, mental health, and preconception health.

It’s Mocktail Party Time

We encourage women to not drink during pregnancy and you can help support them by having fun mocktails at your next event.

Four Quick Mocktails

Here is a list of four quick mocktails that are “Pinterest Fail” foolproof. For more fun mocktail recipes follow MOFAS on Pinterest.

MOFAS Is Committed to Preventing Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

MOFAS would like to use this opportunity to reiterate its commitment to preventing prenatal alcohol exposure by looking at the bigger picture.

Love Is In The Air

Love is in the air. Before getting wrapped up in the whirl of roses, chocolate, and champagne, is there a chance you could possibly be pregnant right now?

Alcohol-Free New Year’s Resolution

Ring in the new year with New Year’s Mocktails, great non-alcoholic alternatives for moms-to-be and non-drinkers.

The Media Makes a Mess Out of Alcohol and Pregnancy

The American Academy of Pediatrics released yet another clear statement about drinking alcohol during pregnancy: you should not do it.

Holiday Mocktails for Moms-to-Be

We’ve added some fun non-alcoholic drink ideas for moms-to-be and non-drinkers to enjoy this holiday season.

No Amount of Alcohol is Safe During Pregnancy

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a new article that simply states no amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy.

Alcohol, Pregnancy, and Racial and Social Class Bias

Alcohol, Pregnancy, and Racial and Social Class Bias; How racism and classism doom prevention efforts.
Published on December 9, 2014 by Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D. in Aristotle’s Child

MOM

Love. Hope. Joy. In a new public awareness campaign from MOFAS, these three words are a connection between a mom-to-be and her unborn baby.

JOY

Love. Hope. Joy. In a new public awareness campaign from MOFAS, these three words are a connection between a mom-to-be and her unborn baby.

HOPE

Love. Hope. Joy. In a new public awareness campaign from MOFAS, these three words are a connection between a mom-to-be and her unborn baby.

LOVE

Love. Hope. Joy. In a new public awareness campaign from MOFAS, these three words are a connection between a mom-to-be and her unborn baby.

Drinking In Your Third Trimester

Most importantly, please remember that the brain is always developing throughout the pregnancy.

What About Wine?

All types of alcohol contain chemicals that are harmful to development and may cause permanent damage.

But It’s Just One Drink

When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, the alcohol travels through her blood and into the baby’s blood, tissues, and organs. What she drinks, her baby drinks.

What’s the Big Deal About Drinking While You’re Pregnant?

When you drink alcohol during pregnancy, so does your baby. The same amount of alcohol that is in your blood is also in your baby’s blood.

My Doctors Said Having One Drink Would Be Okay

Here is why it is NOT okay: The problem with drinking alcohol during your pregnancy is that there is no amount that has been proven to be safe.

Does It Matter How Much I Drank or When I Drank?

How much you drink is just as important as how often you drink. The more you drink, the more you raise your baby’s risk for harm.

Training & Webinars

MOFAS is the statewide source for comprehensive, customized trainings on FASD for professionals.

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We provide guidance and support for families living with an FASD.

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We host events, classes, support groups and more across Minnesota. There's something for everyone.

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This site is provided to families and professionals as an informative site on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It is not intended to replace professional medical, psychological, behavioral, legal, nutritional or educational counsel. Reference to any specific agency does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by MOFAS.