What we know:

  • There’s no known safe amount of alcohol use if you could be pregnant, during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant
  • Any drink containing alcohol can be harmful to the unborn child
  • Alcohol can cause problems for a developing baby throughout pregnancy, including before a woman knows she’s pregnant
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders could be completely preventable.


What can happen:

  • Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause lifelong physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities
  • Communication, learning, memory, attention, emotional regulation, judgement and impulse control may be affected


What you can do:

  • Plan your pregnancy and choose to be alcohol free if you could be pregnant, when trying to conceive, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


For further information please ring 1300 306 238, email admin@nofasd.org.au or visit www.nofasd.org.au to see the National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol
Visit:  www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/ds10

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