A new campaign to highlight the growing incidence of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder [FASD] among children and new born babies was launched by Daniel Zeichner MP.
Mr Zeichner met midwives and unveiled a new poster commissioned by the FASD Trust, to drive home the message that women should stop drinking alcohol during pregnancy, in the line with the latest government guidelines.
The campaign carried the message, ‘My Baby’s Too Young to Drink’ will target midwives and health professionals. Midwives will each receive a poster warning of the dangers of drinking during pregnancy, as well as further information about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder,resources to help boost awareness, and a helpline number for support.
The World Health Organization estimates that 7,000 babies born in England & Wales each year have FASD.
Daniel Zeichner MP, said; “All parents want the best for their children so I’m pleased to support this campaign to give pregnant women and those planning pregnancy more information about the potential harm that can result if they drink alcohol while pregnant.”