Do not drink alcohol during pregnancy

  • June 23, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Do not drink alcohol while pregnant. Picture courtesy of Remko van Dokkum

Drinking alcohol while you are pregnant or breastfeeding can cause a lot of harm to your baby. Alcohol can injure your baby's brain and cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).

A child with FAS is brain-damaged for life. There is no cure for FAS. Your child will have serious learning problems and will be unable to lead a normal life.

It is never too late to stop drinking, even if you are already pregnant.

What should I do?

Talk to your health care worker or doctor about how you can give up alcohol.

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