Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality

Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality

By Kurt Lewis
How much do you know about pregnancy and alcohol? The reality may surprise you. Alcohol exposure while in the womb may cause Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, or FASD, in the unborn child. It is more common than many people realise. It may lead to lifelong physical and developmental impairments. For such an impactful disorder, it is rarely spoken about in the popular media. This podcast will take the listener behind the scenes to chat with the people who understand FASD the most and to to find out more about this surprising reality.
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#05 Finale with Karen
Kurt is joined by Karen. A Mother who knows that her son has FASD but is waiting for the official diagnosis. Due to Karen not wanting to be identified, this is a word for word recreation of the orignal interview with a actress and myself.  For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ The NOFASD Helpline: 1800 860 613 Producer: Kurt Lewis Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Karen Actress: Tanya The copyright is owned by NOFASD Australia. All rights reserved - No reproduction or use of this content without written consent of Kurt Lewis and NOFASD Australia.
18:53
October 7, 2019
#04 General Practice with Dr Jon Harper
Kurt is joined by Dr Jon Harper (GP Liaison Officer for the Sunshine Coast Area) to get a GP's perspective on alcohol, pregnancy and FASD. For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ HealthPathways https://www.ourphn.org.au/healthpathways/ Queensland Health Support Services https://www.health.qld.gov.au/public-health/topics/atod/services FASD Hub https://www.fasdhub.org.au/ Producer: Kurt Lewis Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewees: Dr Jon Harper The copyright is owned by NOFASD Australia. All rights reserved - No reproduction or use of this content without written consent of Kurt Lewis and NOFASD Australia.
18:54
September 30, 2019
#03 The Journey with Judy Shea
Kurt is joined by Judy Shea to discuss her grandson and there incredible FASD journey. Dr Heidi Webster sits in on our chat to help us understand the medical information.  For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producer: Kurt Lewis Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewees: Judy Shea and Dr Heidi Webster. The copyright is owned by NOFASD Australia. All rights reserved - No reproduction or use of this content without written consent of Kurt Lewis and NOFASD Australia.
26:33
September 23, 2019
#02 Diagnosis with Dr Heidi Webster and the Staff of the FASD Clinic
Kurt is joined by Dr Heidi Webster (Paediatrician), Denise Kane (Senior Psychologist), Nicole Lord (Speech Therapist and Clinic Manager), Nicole Wood (Social Worker), Cate Hilly (Occupational Therapist) and Jessica Doak (Psychologist) for a unique panel interview. These health professionals work for the Sunshine Coast Child Development Service (CDS).  The CDS is a service that provides a coordinated model of care for children with complex developmental conditions such as FASD. We discuss the diagnosis process for FASD and it's benefits.  The FASD Clinic would like to acknowledge Griffith University Psychology department, Principal Researcher Professor Sharon Dawe and the Australian Federal Government Department of Health - Alcohol Branch research grant for there funding and support. For more information about FASD, please go to https://www.nofasd.org.au/ FASD Clinic https://www.fasdhub.org.au/services/clinics/sunshine-coast-cds/ Producer: Kurt Lewis Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewees: Dr Heidi Webster, Denise Kane, Nicole Lord, Nicole Wood, Cate Hilly and Jessica Doak. The copyright is owned by NOFASD Australia. All rights reserved - No reproduction or use of this content without written consent of Kurt Lewis and NOFASD Australia.
23:13
September 16, 2019
#01 Myths with Louise Gray from NOFASD Australia
First episode of Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality!!! Kurt is joined by Louise Gray (Executive officer for NOFASD Australia) to chat about Fetal Alcohol Sprectrum Disorder, NOFASD Australia and the myths of FASD. For more information please go to https://www.nofasd.org.au/  Language guide - https://www.nofasd.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FASD-HUB-Australia-Language-Guide.pdf Producer: Kurt Lewis Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Louise Gray The copyright is owned by NOFASD Australia. All rights reserved  - No reproduction or use of this content without written consent of Kurt Lewis and NOFASD Australia.
21:14
September 8, 2019
Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality - Series Trailer
A sneak peek at the upcoming podcast series.... The first episode will be released on the 9th of September 2019 (International FASD Day)! Thank you for taking the time out to listen to our trailer! Please show your support by liking and subscribing our little podcast!! If you want more information about FASD then please go to https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Podcast Creator: Kurt Lewis Producer: Kurt Lewis Presenter: Kurt Lewis Clip 01 Voice: Louise Gray Clip 02 Voice: Denise Kane The copyright is owned by NOFASD Australia.  All rights reserved  - No reproduction or use of this content without written consent of Kurt Lewis and NOFASD Australia.
03:40
August 30, 2019
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