The evidence base is clear: there is no safe time or safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant, because a baby's brain develops throughout the nine months of pregnancy from conception to birth.
Drinking alcohol while pregnant can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, low birth weight, as well as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), which is a lifelong disability.
But don't worry, you're not alone in this journey. It's up to all of us, as a community, to support those who are pregnant, trying for a baby or breastfeeding to make the safest choice by not drinking. Below are some resources to help you on this journey.