FASD Awareness Month
National FASD is releasing daily actions that you can do to help spread FASD Awareness this month.
- Watch the new ‘Sex & Bumps, No Alcohol’ video
- How many people can you share it with?
#FASDMonthUK #PreventFASD #SexAndBumpsNoAlcohol #WhyRiskIt?
The ‘Sex & Bumps, No Alcohol’ song and music video were created by an award-winning comedian, with the help of a wonderful group of volunteers who took part in the video, to help us find a fun way to inform people about the importance of choosing to go alcohol-free during pregnancy.
Since 2016, the UK Chief Medical Officers have advised that “If you are pregnant, or think you could become pregnant, the safest approach is not to drink at all, to keep the risks to your baby to a minimum.”
Despite this being official guidance for more than half a decade, more people have FASD than autism, and most of those are undiagnosed – although things are changing for the better!
We know this isn’t your typical public health video, but we believe that supporting people in having healthy pregnancies can be fun! So, if it makes you laugh, please share it with as many people as you can!
A huge thank you to Katie Pritchard and our friends at Much Laughter for creating the video and graphics, to Rich Wilson for singing the song, and to everyone who took part, as well as to Ian Drury and Chaz Jankel for the original song!
If you are pregnant and have been drinking, please don’t panic. Discuss any concerns with your GP, midwife, or health visitor. If you need help quitting, or are drinking heavily, they can help you find local resources and support. More information is here.