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Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality

Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality

By NOFASD Australia
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 find out more about this surprising reality.
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#26 Jigsaw with Jennifer Catlin

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#26 Jigsaw with Jennifer Catlin
In the first episode of NOFASD’s podcast series for 2022, Kurt is joined by Jennifer Catlin; a woman who has only recently been diagnosed with FASD. They talk about her life being a jigsaw puzzle, how this invisible disability has affected her life and how her life has been improved through her diagnosis. For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Jennifer Catlin 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
27:10
April 29, 2022
#25 The FASD Podcasters
In this last episode of the year, Kurt is joined by FASD Podcasters from around the globe. Natalie Vecchione from FASD Hope, Jeff Noble from the FASD Success Show, Clare Devanney-Glynn and Jessica Rutherford from Spotlight on FASD and Robbie Seale from FASD Family Life. They chat about their podcasting journey, the positive developments in FASD research and programs going on in each of their countries. They also share knowledge and research aimed to help people with FASD and their parents/carers. For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ To learn more about Natalie Vecchione and FASD Hope: https://www.fasdhope.com/ To learn more about Jeff Noble and the FASD Success Show: https://www.fasdsuccess.com/ To learn more about Robbie Seale and FASD Family Life: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1736766 To learn more about Clare Devanney-Glynn, Jessica Rutherford and Spotlight on FASD: https://anchor.fm/clare-devanney-glynn Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewees: Natalie Vecchione, Jeff Noble, Robbie Seale, Clare Devanney-Glynn and Jessica Rutherford. 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
50:46
December 15, 2021
#24 Prevalence with Dr Melissa Cheung
Kurt is joined Dr Melissa Cheung, Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and Manager of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Australian Registry (FASDAR). They chat about FASDAR, the benefits to children with FASD who are registered with this service and the need for more research into the prevalence of FASD in Australia. For more information about FASDAR please check out this website: https://fasdregistry.org.au/ For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Dr Melissa Cheung 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
15:48
December 02, 2021
#23 The FASD Brain with Gilberto Spencer
Kurt is joined by Gilberto Spencer, FASD Advocate, Brain Coach, Mentor and Podcaster. They chat about his FASD symptoms, the events leading up to his diagnosis and the release of his podcast series; “The FASD Brain”. Gilberto is the first person with FASD to host and produce his own podcast series. To listen to Gilberto’s podcast series please click on the link below: https://www.thefasdbrain.com/podcast For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Gilberto Spencer 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
29:08
November 25, 2021
#22 Helpline with Robyn Smith
Kurt is joined by Robyn Smith the National Helpline Manager for NOFASD Australia. They chat about her work with the NOFASD Helpline service which is dedicated to reducing the harm caused by alcohol-exposed pregnancies and improving lives for those living with FASD. They discuss who can use this service and what kinds of information and help that our helpline operators can provide. NOFASD Australia Helpline: 1800 860 613 For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Robyn Smith 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
20:25
November 17, 2021
#21 Prenatal Exposure with Briana Lees
Kurt is joined by Briana Lees, a researcher, PHD candidate for the University of Sydney and NHMRC Scholar studying the effects of alcohol use on neurodevelopment, emotion and behavior. They talk about her research into prenatal alcohol exposure, alcohols effects on unborn children, the need for more research into comorbidity between FASD and other disabilities like ADHD. For more information about Briana Lees research please check out her interview with Dr Norman Swan: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/alcohol-use-in-pregnancy-and-harm/13432380 For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewees: Briana Lees 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
17:32
November 09, 2021
#20 Biological Father with Robert
Kurt is joined by Robert; a biological father of a child with FASD. They talk about the triumphs, the challenges and his feelings about his son being diagnosed with this invisible disability. Podcast episodes featuring Sophie; - #05 Finale with Karen https://anchor.fm/pasurprisingreality/episodes/05-Finale-with-Karen-e6b1lg/a-aqiidg - #11 Karen with Sophie https://anchor.fm/pasurprisingreality/episodes/11-Karen-with-Sophie-el4t8a/a-a3iam47 For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewees: Robert 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
20:09
November 03, 2021
#19 Strengths with Kelly Skorka
Kurt is joined by Kelly Skorka; an Occupational Therapist, Researcher and PhD candidate at the University of Queensland with a focus in researching strengths and support for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. They chat about using a strengths-based approach to help children with FASD and the critical review she authored last year that focused on the experiences of children with FASD and their families. They also discuss the value of health professionals taking a holistic approach when supporting children with this invisible disability and their families. To learn more about Kelly Skorka’s research then watch the video from the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qyr39FdosU For more information about ‘Experiences of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and their families: a critical review’ mentioned in this podcast interview click the link below. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:d106484 For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewees: Kelly Skorka 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
26:05
October 27, 2021
#18 A Little Bit of Success with Neil Reynolds
Kurt is joined by Neil Reynolds, a Carer of two children with FASD. They chat about raising children with FASD, including the challenges and the importance of staying positive. He reminds us that small steps lead to a larger journey and to cherish every little bit of success. For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewees: Neil Reynolds 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
25:58
October 21, 2021
#17 Early Childhood Education with Dr Kate Highfield and Christine Brooks
Kurt is joined by Dr Kate Highfield; the General Manager of Professional Learning and Research Translation for ECA (Early Childhood Australia), an experienced teacher, author and researcher. He is also joined by Christine Brooks; another experienced teacher, NOFASD board member and carer of a child with FASD. Together they chat about FASD in the Early Childhood sector, the role of early childhood educators and a new resource that is being developed to help these educators understand FASD. For more information on the guide being developed by ECA in partnership with NOFASD Australia, please check out the website below. https://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/through-different-eyes/ For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewees: Christine Brooks and Dr Kate Highfield 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
23:08
October 13, 2021
#16 FASD First Voices Part 4 with CJ Lutke
In this fourth and final part of this multi-part FASD First Voices Special, Kurt's quest is at a end. Kurt is joined by CJ Lutke, a person with FASD, a member of the FASD Changemakers, advocate, writer and blogger. They chat about her life, her writing and how she deals with her FASD symptoms. To read CJ Lutke’s many insightful blogs about her FASD then please click on this link: https://www.nofasd.org.au/community/cj-lutke-blog/ For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: CJ Lutke This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with NOFASD Australia. 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
25:48
October 06, 2021
#15 FASD First Voices Part 3 with Maggie May
Kurt’s quest continues as he interviews another person with FASD in the third part of this multi-part FASD First Voices Special. In this episode, Kurt is joined by Maggie May who is a person with FASD, advocate, speaker, YouTuber and moderator for the Facebook support group for adults with FASD called “Flying with Broken Wings”. They chat about her life and how she lives with this invisible disability. She also has advice for other people who have FASD. To check out Maggie’s YouTube page click this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJmMT33IPmwUIroo5UT_rw/videos For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Maggie May This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with NOFASD Australia. 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
17:47
September 29, 2021
#14 FASD First Voices Part 2 with Jessica
Kurt continues his quest to find out more about the people who live with FASD. In second part of this multi-part special, Kurt is joined by Jessica; an advocate, writer, speaker and person with FASD, who was previously interviewed back in Series 2. They chat about her life, her FASD symptoms as well as the tips and advice she has for other people with FASD who are living with this invisible disability. Please check out Jessica’s twitter page through this link: https://twitter.com/JB_TalksFASD For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Jessica This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with NOFASD Australia. 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
27:53
September 22, 2021
#13 FASD First Voices Part 1 with RJ Formanek
Kurt is on a quest to discover more about people who live with FASD. In each week of this multi-part special, Kurt will talk with an adult who lives with this invisible disability to learn more about how they live with FASD. In part one, Kurt is joined by RJ Formanek, founder of the Red Shoes Rock movement and a very successful Facebook support group for adults with FASD called “Flying with Broken Wings”. They chat about Red Shoes Rock, how FASD impacted his life and the strategies he uses that help him manage this disorder. To check out RJ Formanek’s Facebook support group for adults with FASD, please use this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FASDaFlyingwithbrokenWings/ For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: RJ Formanek This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with NOFASD Australia. 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
20:37
September 15, 2021
#12 Advocacy with Dr Jeff McMullen
Kurt is joined by Dr Jeff McMullen, renowned Australian journalist, author, filmmaker and NOFASD Ambassador. In this supersized FASD Awareness Day episode, they chat about his work as a journalist, as an advocate for people with FASD and the power of grass roots activism. They also talk about the importance of being an advocate for people with FASD and raising awareness about this invisible disability. For more information about Dr Jeff McMullen, please visit this website: https://www.nofasd.org.au/about-us/australian-ambassadors/jeff-mcmullen/ If you would like to check out Dr Jeff McMullen’s homepage then please visit this website:  https://www.jeffmcmullen.com.au/ For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producers: Kurt Lewis, Louise Gray and Julie Flanagan Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Dr Jeff McMullen 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. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the interviewee. NOFASD makes every effort to ensure all content is free from judgement and stigma. NOFASD’s mission includes reducing stigma for families and individuals impacted by FASD.
43:10
September 09, 2021
Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality Series 03 Trailer
"It has been 10 months and 11 days since the last episode of Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality. Until now...." The first episode is a interview with NOFASD ambassdor and Journalist Dr Jeff McMullen will be released on the 9th of September 2021 (International FASD Day)! We are back with heaps of amazing interviews with FASD experts, parents/carers of children with FASD and even people who have been diagnosed with this invisible disability.  Thank you for taking the time out to listen to our trailer! Please show your support by liking and subscribing to our podcast!! If you want more information about FASD then please go to https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Presenter: Kurt Lewis 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.
01:41
August 31, 2021
#11 Karen with Sophie
Kurt is joined by Sophie......  They chat about the mysterious Karen from #05 Finale. All will be revealed in this episode. For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producer: Kurt Lewis Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Sophie This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with NOFASD Australia. 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.
21:22
October 21, 2020
#10 Founder with Sue Miers
Kurt is joined by Sue Miers, the founder and past Chair of the Board of NOFASD Australia. They chat about her experience in creating the national organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producer: Kurt Lewis Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Sue Miers This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with NOFASD Australia. 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. 
17:24
October 14, 2020
#09 Lived Experience 02 with Sue
Kurt is joined by Sue, the Mother of Jessica (the FASD Advocate who was interviewed in last week's episode.)⠀ They chat about her journey to get a diagnosis for her daughter. For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producer: Kurt Lewis Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Sue This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with NOFASD Australia. 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.
19:59
October 07, 2020
#08 Lived Experience 01 with Jessica
Kurt is joined by Jessica, a FASD Advocate. They chat about her recent FASD diagnosis, living with the symptoms of this disorder and her plans for the future. For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producer: Kurt Lewis Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Jessica  This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with NOFASD Australia. 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.
26:39
September 30, 2020
#07 Pioneer with Dr Elizabeth Elliott
Kurt is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Elliott, a member of the Order of Australia (AM), for services to paediatrics and child health. Dr. Elliott is regarded as a "pioneer in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, advocacy and patient care". They chat about diagnosis, advocacy, alcohol labeling and FASD awareness.  For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producer: Kurt Lewis Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee: Dr. Elizabeth Elliott This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with NOFASD Australia. 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.
27:04
September 23, 2020
#06B Parents and Carers Special Part 02
In Part 02 of the Parents and Carers Special, Kurt chats with more people who care for children wih FASD. They talk about FASD, children and the tough times.  For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producer: Kurt Lewis Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee 01: Nikki Mortier Interviewee 02: April Wilson Show Notes - Perseveration Presentation: https://www.academia.edu/15457261/Perseveration_The_Lens_by_Which_Those_Afflicted_with_FASD_Interpret_their_Relationship_and_Environment - Who has to change? Trying their hardest, doing their best! What it is like to live with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder https://static.fasdoutreach.ca/www/downloads/whochange.pdf - Eileen Divine "Managing the Toll of Caregiver Trauma" https://www.eileendevine.com/single-post/2019/01/05/Managing-the-Toll-of-Caregiver-Trauma Living on Edge https://images.app.goo.gl/me46f4FuWR9yqgkV7 This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with NOFASD Australia. 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.
37:08
September 16, 2020
#06A Parents and Carers Special Part 01
Welcome to Series 02!! Kurt is joined this week by three people who care for children with FASD. They discuss FASD, children and providing support for those people who need it the most. Please tune in next week for Part 02 of the Parents and Carers Special For more information about FASD, please go to: https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Producer: Kurt Lewis Interviewer: Kurt Lewis Interviewee 01: Christine Brooks Interviewee 02: Sam Pinnell Interviewee 03: Kath Thomas This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with NOFASD Australia. 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.
32:17
September 09, 2020
Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality Series 02 Trailer
We Are Back!! A sneak peek at the second series of Pregnancy and Alcohol: The Surprising Reality.... The first episode will be released on the 9th of September 2020 (International FASD Day)! Thank you for taking the time out to listen to our trailer! Please show your support by liking and subscribing to our little podcast!! If you want more information about FASD then please go to https://www.nofasd.org.au/ Presenter: Kurt Lewis 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.
01:24
August 31, 2020
#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.
18:54
October 07, 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.
23:14
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 (The Chief 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.
21:15
September 08, 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.
03:41
August 30, 2019