The “Cheers!” campaign is focussed on this important piece of information: “There is no known safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy”.
Go to the website for more information and resources: “Drinking alcohol, even in small doses, increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth or of a baby being born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Almost 10% of women start drinking again later in pregnancy – but the fact is that alcohol is just as damaging to your baby’s developing brain then as it is early in the pregnancy.”
If you are pregnant and have concerns about your drinking, talk to your lead maternity carer, doctor or practice nurse.
Date posted: 6 November, 2018