Healthy mums and babies need you to ‘partner up!’ When alcohol is consumed during pregnancy, it passes from the mother’s blood stream into the baby’s blood stream, resulting in the baby having the same blood alcohol level as the mum. Throughout the pregnancy, the developing brain is particularly vulnerable to alcohol exposure. Alcohol destroys brain cells and can affect the growth, structure and function of the developing brain. Be the partner that the mum and baby needs to ensure the best health of both. Offer your partner alternatives to alcohol, support her in situations where alcohol will be present and reduce your consumption of alcohol during the pregnancy to. Remember, all types of alcohol are equally harmful to mum and baby, including wine and beer.
For further information please ring 1300 306 238, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nofasd.org.au to see the National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol