Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects called fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

There is no safe amount of alcohol to drink during pregnancy. Even one drink is too many!

This means not drinking any type of alcohol including beer, wine, coolers and hard liquor.

Alcohol affects your baby's developing brain and can cause lifelong problems.

It is best to stop drinking before you become pregnant. Otherwise, stop drinking as soon as you find out you have become pregnant.

 

Taking drugs - even in small amounts - can be very harmful to pregnant women and their babies.

 

It is really hard for some women to stop drinking during pregnancy.

Please contact the Health Centre to find out what help is available. And to discuss any prescription and over-the-counter drugs you may be taking.