Drymester and FASD
What is #Drymester?
#DRYMESTER is a new health awareness campaign for Greater Manchester, highlighting the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the impact of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
#DRYMESTER encourages pregnant women or those planning pregnancy to make every trimester a #DRYMESTER and go alcohol free for the entire nine months of pregnancy.
Mums-to-be can nominate partners, family and friends to get involved and join them in one alcohol free trimester each.
Take on the #DRYMESTER challenge. Together we can create more healthy pregnancies and help reduce the risks of FASD.
What is FASD?
FASD stands for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and is an umbrella term used to describe the range of lifelong disabilities that can occur as a result of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
- Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
- Partial Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Alcohol-Related Birth Defects
- Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopment Disorder
FASD includes physical, mental, behavioural and learning impairments. Symptoms include facial abnormalities, brain damage, heart defects, limb and kidney damage as well as cognitive disabilities such as learning difficulties, poor impulse control and social and mental health issues.
Where can I get help and support?
Who to contact?