The federal government is stepping up efforts to stop Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder by addressing pregnancy drinking with $7 million in funding.
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder causes severe neurodevelopmental impairments as a result of brain damage from alcohol exposure in the womb. Those who suffer from FASD can suffer a range of difficulties such as physical impairments, language problems, memory impairments and learning and behavioural disorders.
But if you’re serving alcohol how to do you respond to an obviously pregnant person ordering or drinking alcohol? If you aren’t serving alcohol, what if someone you know is drinking during their pregnancy, do you say something? What do you say? How will this unsolicited advice be received?
An expert suggests first reading the receptivity of the person before speaking or deciding what to say. No matter who the person is, they are likely to become defensive so being tactful is key, if you do decide to say something. Read more at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/why-bad-looks-good/201908/what-say-when-you-see-pregnant-woman-drinking-alcohol