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’s Happening at MOFAS

No Amount of Alcohol is Safe During Pregnancy

October 20, 2015 – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a new article that simply states no amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy.

Alcohol, Pregnancy, and Racial and Social Class Bias

Alcohol, Pregnancy, and Racial and Social Class Bias; How racism and classism doom prevention efforts.
Published on December 9, 2014 by Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D. in Aristotle’s Child

MOM

Love. Hope. Joy. In a new public awareness campaign from MOFAS, these three words are a connection between a mom-to-be and her unborn baby.

JOY

Love. Hope. Joy. In a new public awareness campaign from MOFAS, these three words are a connection between a mom-to-be and her unborn baby.

HOPE

Love. Hope. Joy. In a new public awareness campaign from MOFAS, these three words are a connection between a mom-to-be and her unborn baby.

LOVE

Love. Hope. Joy. In a new public awareness campaign from MOFAS, these three words are a connection between a mom-to-be and her unborn baby.

Drinking In Your Third Trimester

Most importantly, please remember that the brain is always developing throughout the pregnancy.

What About Wine?

All types of alcohol contain chemicals that are harmful to development and may cause permanent damage.

But It’s Just One Drink

When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, the alcohol travels through her blood and into the baby’s blood, tissues, and organs. What she drinks, her baby drinks.

What’s the Big Deal About Drinking While You’re Pregnant?

When you drink alcohol during pregnancy, so does your baby. The same amount of alcohol that is in your blood is also in your baby’s blood.

My Doctors Said Having One Drink Would Be Okay

Here is why it is NOT okay: The problem with drinking alcohol during your pregnancy is that there is no amount that has been proven to be safe.

Does It Matter How Much I Drank or When I Drank?

How much you drink is just as important as how often you drink. The more you drink, the more you raise your baby’s risk for harm.

I Drank Alcohol Before I Knew I Was Pregnant. Now What?

The sooner a woman stops drinking alcohol during pregnancy, the better birth outcome she will have.

Is it Safe to Drink Alcohol While Nursing?

Can a child get an FASD through a monther’s breast milk? Find the answer to this question and other FASD-related questions on mofas.org.

Is There a Safe Amount of Alcohol to Drink While I am Pregnant?

The truth is, it’s never okay to drink while pregnant.

St. Francis Baby Fair – Shakopee

Parents and parents to-be, come join us at the St. Francis Baby Fair! Learn the latest information from the experts on pregnancy, birth, and parenting Over 100 tables of product and service vendors Free lunch, including gluten free option while they last and live music Win a prize a Allina Health Clinic Daddy Den Bring […]

Happy Hour Baby Shower – Bemidji

This event is sponsored by a MOFAS public awareness grant. Join us for Happy Hour Baby Shower for fun and information on healthy alcohol-free pregnancies. Free mock-tails Free appetizers Community speakers Over $500 in door and game prizes Important information and support All women of childbearing age and those who care about them are free […]

A Night Out for Me – Golden Valley

A Night Out for Me! Join Marti & Erin for free appetizers, wine, prizes, lively conversation and their popular, entertaining and educational closing presentation, this year emphasizing the importance of plan and exploration to children’s learning – and to adult health and happiness! Visit the website for more details. When: May 1, 2014 Time: 6:00-8:00 […]

Community Discussion: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – Brooklyn Park

This event is sponsored by a MOFAS Public Awareness Grant. Under the sponsorship of MOFAS, Angel Eyes Foundation Incorporation invites you to a community discussion on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is caused by alcohol use during pregnancy. About 1 in 13 pregnant women reports alcohol use. In Minnesota, that means […]

Spa Night- Burnsville

April 12, 2014- Join Dakota Child and Family Clinic for a Spa Night. Complimentary snacks, beverages and mini spa services will be provided.

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