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Kristen Davidson urges a pregnant pause for mums-to-be

A new campaign begins today, encouraging ACT businesses and organisations to become Pregnant Pause Community Heroes and join a growing network that supports mums-to-be having alcohol-free pregnancies. Pregnant Pause is a thriving community of pregnant women and their partners, support people, families and friends, focused on support and awareness that there is no "safe" amount of drinking, no "safe" alcohol-strength and no "safe" time during pregnancy to drink alcohol.

Fears over alcohol advertising during COVID-19 pandemic

The alcohol industry has been accused of taking advantage of a global health crisis by bombarding drinkers with online advertising and marketing.

Drinking more during iso?

Experts are concerned about a "deluge" of alcohol advertising during lock down encouraging unhealthy drinking. In just one hour on a Friday night, 107 sponsored alcohol advertisements were displayed on a user's Facebook and Instagram accounts, around one every 35 seconds.

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FASD Senate Inquiry FARE opening statement

As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, the health and wellbeing of our families and communities is the most important thing to Australians. This time has shown us that as a community, we care about each other and we look out for each other. This is who we are.

ACT community creating a supportive environment for women’s alcohol-free pregnancies

We know it takes a village to raise a child, which is why a new Pregnant Pause campaign has been launched in the ACT reaching out to businesses and organisations to become Community Heroes and help build a supportive environment for women to achieve their goal of going alcohol-free during pregnancy. The key message of Pregnant Pause is that there is no safe amount or type of alcohol and no safe time to drink during pregnancy, and we want the community embracing this positive health message.