Preventable Birth Defects & Disorders

There is no safe time to drink alcohol in pregnancy and no safe amount to drink in pregnancy. If you're pregnant or planning to be pregnant and finding it difficult to stop drinking, talk to your family doctor, lead maternity carer, or call the Alcohol Drug Helpline 0800 787 797.

A mother's pregnant tummy signalling no with her hand to a glass of wine held out for her

© Kirill Linnik | - No alcohol during pregnancy

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) refers to a range of preventable birth defects and disorders caused when a developing baby is exposed to alcohol before they are born. There is no known safe amount or time to drink alcohol during pregnancy.