Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Presented by: Gina Iacobucci, Camilla Najgebauer, Lauren Vera, and Shannon Dowler. Who are we?. We are raising awareness on campus about the issue of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. We are 3 rd year Nursing Students from the University of Ottawa.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Gina Iacobucci, Camilla Najgebauer, Lauren Vera, and Shannon Dowler
No one can predict which infants born to women who drink will be affected, nor can anyone predict how severe these effects will be.
short opening between eye lids
flattened vertical grooves between nose and upper lip
thin upper lip
Not all individuals with FAS will have all three characteristics
Can include difficulties with:
Binge drinkers (consuming 5 or more drinks in one night) are most likely to be less than 24 years and attending a post-secondary institution.
Young women between 18-24 years have the highest rate of un-intended pregnancy.
U of O students are at risk for conceiving a child with FASD
A: There is no safe amount!!!