Happy Birthday!

Top Posts for the Year

It’s hard to believe, but our Girls, Women, Alcohol and Pregnancy blog is a year old today!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making it a success by reading, sharing, suggesting, and supporting. Since we started, we’ve had over 18,000 visits to the blog – hurray! – and have added over 175 posts.

WordPress has wonderful tools for tracking what people have been reading over the past year. Here are the top 10 most viewed posts since July 2010:

  1. FASD Initiatives in Western Australia
  2. FASD Awareness Day 2010
  3. Mariah Carey drinks alcohol on-stage as a way of further denying pregnancy rumours
  4. Thinking About Meconium Screening
  5. Postcolonial Theory for Beginners
  6. Alcohol and Colonization in Māori Society
  7. Intimate Partner Violence in Pregnancy
  8. FASD Prevention in South Africa
  9. Sam’s Bear: A children’s storybook that raises awareness of brain development and FASD
  10. Mocktails, anyone?

And, just in case anyone is interested, here are some of my favorite posts for the year that didn’t make it onto the all-time list:

  1. Are shock tactics effective?
  2. FASD Prevention in France
  3. Test your knowledge with a quick look inside the Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health
  4. It’s not only about alcohol
  5. Study Stirs Up Public Uncertainty and Media Discussion
  6. “It should be between her and her doctor — not anybody else.”
  7. What’s your memory of the future?
  8. The Politics of Reproductive Risk Warnings

One of the things we are trying to accomplish through this blog is to look at the issue of FASD prevention from multiple angles, levels, and perspectives. The more and more you delve into the issue, the clearer it becomes that prevention has little to do with telling women not to drink during pregnancy. As such, we’ve aimed for breadth and diversity in terms of the topics covered. We’d love to hear any feedback you might have – leave us a comment on how you use the blog to support your work and if there’s anything you’d like to see more of.

And, if you’re trying to remember who the people are behind this blog, visit the Canada Northwest FASD Research Network web site or read about our team in an interview on the Ontario 211 web site.


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