Alcohol consumed at any stage of pregnancy passes directly to the developing baby and can damage their brain, body, and organs. It can lead to a lifelong disability known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
People with FASD can experience challenges such as:
- physical and emotional developmental delay
- impaired speech and language development
- learning problems, such as issues with memory and attention,
- difficulty controlling behaviour.
FASD is the leading preventable developmental disability in Australia.
Every Moment Matters is Australia’s first, nation-wide public awareness campaign supporting alcohol-free pregnancies and safe breastfeeding practices.
The campaign has been developed by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE).
Head to the Every Moment Matters website to access information, links to support services and more.
Every Moment Matters is endorsed and funded by the Australian Government, and is supported by:
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
- Australian College of Midwives
- Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
- NOFASD Australia
- National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
- Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).