Research evidence is clear that maternal prenatal alcohol exposure may lead to the child developing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). However, less research and discussion has focused on the potential contribution of paternal alcohol exposure on FASD. Our latest issue paper examines the current research on the potential genetic and … [Read more...] about Genetic and Epigenetic Perspectives on the Role of Fathers in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Support from partners (male or female), other family members, friends and larger social networks can play a key role in influencing women’s decisions and ability to abstain from alcohol use during pregnancy. In general, our drinking patterns are greatly influenced by our friends and family, especially our partners. It makes sense, then, that many … [Read more...] about How do partners affect women’s alcohol use during pregnancy?
For over 25 years, there have been studies seeking to understand if paternal drinking affects fetal and infant health and FASD in particular. Finding that 75% of children born with FASD had fathers who were alcoholics, Abel et al. conducted a number of animal studies that described negative effects from paternal alcohol consumption but without … [Read more...] about Alcohol and FASD: It’s not just about women
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The term ‘wine mom’ and the culture behind it has grown in recent years as mothers have begun sharing their experiences online on various social networking platforms. This growth has further highlighted the roles that systematic and social structures play regarding alcohol in a women’s life. With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) being one of … [Read more...] about #WineMoms: Humour and Empowerment or Binge Drinking and Mental Health Challenges?