FACSA supports families and their children affected by Anti-Epilepsy Drugs (AED’s) in pregnancy. These medications are prescribed for a variety of other conditions also such as Depression, Bipolar, Migraine and Pain Relief.
FACSA supports people with Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome and their objectives are:
- To support and advise parents of Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndromes (FACS)
- To provide information concerning all aspects of FACS, including education, health issues and benefits
- To direct parents to other charities which deal with related disorders, e.g. Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Spina Bifida, Cleft Lip & Palate etc …
- To raise awareness in all areas of health to minimise the risks when taking Anti-Convulsant Medications during pregnancy
- To help and support parents in their quest for diagnosis
- To raise awareness for FACS through all aspects of the media
- To work hand in hand with the Independent Fetal Anti-Convulsant Trust, sharing all aspects of information and relevant documents
- To act as a parent call centre for both the FACSA and IN-FACT
- To act and work in co-ordination with IN-FACT at all times
- To support and work with their sister charity & Trust INFACT in its work with the Government for a Care Plan for those affected, and/or a Public Inquiry into the history of Valproate in pregnancy.
Other contacts are:
Emma Murphy, Emmafacs016@gmail.com (Co-Founder)
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