Mary G gets the message out about FASD

There are new guidelines for all of community that recommend safe levels of alcohol use. For women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy not drinking alcohol is the safest choice. For women who are breastfeeding not drinking alcohol is the safest choice. We can all protect our children from alcohol. Support your family and community and help our babies have a strong spirit for a strong future.

What is FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

FASD is caused by alcohol use during pregnancy and children born with FASD can experience a range of permanent problems, including developmental delays; poor growth; birth defects; abnormal brain function; behavioural problems; and social skills deficits. 

Well-known Aboriginal woman and health campaigner Mary G stressed the message was an issue for the whole Western Australian community stating that “while this is not just a problem for Aboriginal people, it is great to see Aboriginal people leading from the front with this campaign message to give our children a strong spirit for a strong future,” she said.

Congratulations to Mary G and the Team for delivering this much needed message to our communities right across Australia.

2 Responses to Mary G gets the message out about FASD

  1. Julie Trindall says:

    This is short, quick and to the point. Marg G always gets her message across. I would like to see similar and varied ‘advertisements’ shown every day on national TV. In addition I would recommend placing the father in the picture earlier eg. couples preparing for pregnancy to emphasise the importance of father’s abstinence in the lead up to conception and an explanation of why. Note Kate and Wills both drinking water – great example there to follow and exploit.

  2. Anne Russell says:

    Congratulations Mary G – the rest of Australia is gradually waking up to the problems associated with prenatal alcohol exposure.

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