Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Why PR%F

We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.

Why Alliance?

We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.

What's Next?

Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.

What Women Need to Know About Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

Printable PDF version of the “What Women Need to Know About Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy” brochure.

five things you should know about drinking alcohol during pregnancy:

  1. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause your baby to be born with serious brain damage. This condition, called Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, or FASD, can cause problems in how your child grows, learns, looks and acts. These problems last a lifetime.
  2. There is no safe kind of alcohol to drink when you are pregnant. All types of alcohol – even wine, wine coolers, and beer can hurt your unborn baby.
  3. There is no safe amount of alcohol to drink while you are pregnant. Any alcohol can be harmful to your baby.
  4. There is no safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. Alcohol can harm your baby at any time during pregnancy. It can cause problems in the early weeks of pregnancy before you may even know you are pregnant.
  5. FASD is the number one known cause of mental retardation, yet it is 100% preventable – if you don’t drink alcohol while you are pregnant.

No alcohol is the best and safest choice for having a healthy baby.

what if I drank before I knew I was pregnant?

About half of all pregnancies are unplanned, and many women do not know they are pregnant until they’ve missed at least one or two periods.

  • The best thing to do when you find out you are pregnant is to stop drinking alcohol. The sooner you stop drinking, the better it will be for both you and your baby.
  • Make sure you get regular prenatal checkups and tell your doctor or nurse you have been drinking.

what if I need help to stop drinking?

While avoiding alcohol use during pregnancy may seem like a simple action to some, it is not always that easy for everyone. This is especially true if you are struggling with an alcohol addiction. Some individuals need extra help to stop using alcohol when they are pregnant.

  • Help is available. Talk to your medical provider. There are many alcohol treatment centers here in Minnesota that can help.
  • Links are available on the MOFAS website at www.proofalliance.org, click on Women.
  • It’s not too late. Even if you have tried to stop drinking before, try again. Don’t give up.

who we are

Since 1998, the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) has been the hub of hope for families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), guiding and supporting families through the FASD journey. MOFAS is the leading voice and resource on FASD statewide, standing up for the rights of the FASD community, providing education and training so FASD is better understood and working to ensure that all women know that there is no safe level of alcohol during pregnancy.

our mission and vision

The mission of MOFAS is to eliminate disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life for those living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) throughout Minnesota.

Our vision is a world in which women do not drink alcohol during pregnancy and people
living with an FASD are identified, supported and valued.

how to contact us

mail:
Minnesota Organization
on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
2233 University Avenue West, Suite 395
Saint Paul, MN 55114

phone:
metro: 651-917-2370
toll free: 1-866-90-MOFAS (66327)
fax: 651-917-2405

online:
mofas.org
info@mofas.org
facebook.com/mofas.org

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