She Drank Before She Knew: Preventing Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies

Marilyn Pierce-Bulger is the newly appointed Team Coordinator for the new Anchorage FASD Diagnostic Team sponsored by Assets., Inc. Ms. Pierce-Bulger has more than thirty years experience working with women and children in Alaska as a certified Nurse-Midwife, Public Health Nurse, and Nurse Practitioner.

Ms. Pierce-Bulger's presentation will explore the statistic that 50% of women in the United States who become pregnant had no intention of doing so, and how health professionals, family members, and friends can assist in preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEPs).  

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: UAA/APU Consortium Library Room 307. The entrance to the library is on the Providence Hospital side of the building. Room 307 is on the third floor. There are elevators just past the reference section and computers.

The UAA/APU Consortium Library lot is on Alumni Drive, which is off of Providence Drive and opposite Providence Hospital. See the map below.


Teleconference information

She Drank Before She Knew presentation handout.


Please arrive early to secure a parking place and be prepared to pay for at least one hour’s worth of parking.

Free parking does not begin until 7:30 p.m. (UAA Parking Services will ticket anyone who does not have a valid parking permit.)

Continuing Education

Participants will be eligible to received two (2) continuing education (CE) credits for the completion of the lecture. The processing fee for these two credits is $25.00.

CBHRS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. These CE credits are accepted by several licensing boards and for other professional purposes. CBHRS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

If you wish to receive continuing education credits for this lecture, please print and submit the registration form, along with the $25.00 CE processing fee.

Target Audience

  • Health and allied health professionals
  • Students in health and allied health programs
  • Educators
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Community members interested in learning more about FASDs


  • No previous knowledge of FASDs is required.

Learning Objectives

Based on the content of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Report trends in alcohol use among reproductive age women.
  • Discuss possible reasons for unintended pregnancies and contraceptive underuse.
  • Describe best practices for alcohol screening and intervention of reproductive age women.