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 Center for MSACD
12 Executive Park Drive Ne
2nd Floor, Building 12
Atlanta, GA 30329
Claire D. Coles, Ph.D.
Karen K. Howell, Ph.D.
 
ENEC Clinic
Lisa Doroshenko
(404) 712-9800

MotherToBaby Georgia
(855) 789-6222

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News

Sepember 29, 2014
Emory MSACD Cinema Ad
Emory MSACD Cinema Ad displayed in 5 theaters in Georgia.

July 09, 2014
The Science Of Pumping And Dumping
July MotherToBaby GA Blog Pat Olney, MS, CGC

May 20, 2014
FAS and Heart Defects
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) heart defects may be caused by altered function, not structure.

April 29, 2014
FAS Mistaken for ADHD
Kids' FAS mistaken for ADHD, due to misassignment of mental age

March 28, 2014
FAS and Social Skills
Alcohol in pregnancy causes children to have impaired social skills

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New Study Finds 2 million Women At Risk for an Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy

Non-pregnant women can avoid alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEPs) by modifying drinking and/or contraceptive practices. A recent study by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) analyzed data from a national sample (the National Survey of Family Growth). During a 1-month period, nearly 2 million women were at risk of an AEP, including more than 600,000 who were binge drinking. This means that 3.4%, or 1 in 30, of all non-pregnant women were at risk of an AEP and therefore at risk of having children born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. According to the NCBDDD, there is an urgent need for wider implementation of prevention programs and policy approaches that can reduce the risk for this serious public health problem. Please see the full article by Cannon, Guo, Denny, Green, Miracle, Sniezek and Floyd in the Maternal Child Health Journal, titled “Prevalence and Characteristics of Women at Risk for an Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy (AEP) in the United States: Estimates from the National Survey of Family Growth,” 2014.

Events

October 14, 2014
NOFAS Georgia Family Fun Event
Sunday, October, 19, 2014 2 pm until 4 pm @ Monkey Joe's - 4023 Lavista Rd, Suite 230 Tucker, GA 30084

July 28, 2014
MILE Instructor Training
August 1st and 2nd Emory University, Department of Psychiatry, 12 Executive Park, Atlanta, GA 30329 1st floor

June 19, 2014
26th Annual Conference on Breastfeeding
Promoting and Protecting Babies' Health March 16-17, 2015 Emory Conference Center Atlanta, Georgia

June 10, 2014
"Bringing Advocates Together"
NOFAS Awards Reception Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) Washington, DC

June 09, 2014
The Implications of Prenatal Drug Exposure
Dr. Claire D. Coles "The Implications of Prenatal Drug Exposure" 630 pm - 730 pm Registration at 6pm