Dr Wendy Jones MBE, Author, and Pharmacist I was born above a community pharmacy. The daughter and niece of pharmacists before me, there was never any doubt about what I “wanted to do when I grew up”. When I had my daughters, I became equally passionate about breastfeeding, quickly afterward deciding to qualify as a…
Helen Gilpin is a Queen’s Nurse and Nurse Specialist for Looked After and Accommodated Children and Young People in NHS Highland. Learning about FASD has changed the way she approaches her initial consultations with children and young people and has allowed her to explore new treatment options for those she cares for. I knew from…
Our society thinks and acts as if avoiding pregnancy or being pregnant are the only options. What gets overlooked are the benefits of preparing well for pregnancy,
In this sixth and final blog in the series presenting key elements from Professor Moira Plant’s forthcoming report we hear about the need for continued training of community nurses and midwives.
Stigma doesn’t just affect the judgement of people doing the stigmatising. It mainly affects the people who are, or think they will be, stigmatised.
Michele Stranger Hunter’s latest blog looks at the need to go beyond individual change to changing ‘the system’.
While the last blog looked at the physical problems experienced by people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, this blog explores some of the behavioural problems. People often notice the behavioural problems associated with FASD long before any consideration is given to the physical concerns or a diagnosis.
FASD is a lifelong condition. Despite the name of this neurodevelopmental condition beginning with the word ‘Fetal’, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders never disappear. Children and young people cannot ‘grow out of it’.
HPBL Consultant, Michele Stranger Hunter explores the views of the women participating in these one-to-one Listening Sessions and her own reflections upon their meaning. The Listening Sessions were conducted as individual interviews with patients registered at Edinburgh’s Access Place.
This is the second blog of six where Professor Moira Plant shares highlights from her report to be published this summer. Who is most likely to drink during pregnancy and what gets in the way of discussions about it? This second blog in the series (see the first blog here) shares highlights from the…