Did you know that drinking any alcohol, at any stage of pregnancy, could hurt your baby?
Pregnancy health warning labels will be mandatory on packaged alcoholic beverages across Aotearoa by 31 July 2023.
But we need our whaanau to know this important message now.
There is no known safe amount or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy.
A safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy has not been determined. The best and safest option for you, your baby and whaanau is to avoid alcohol if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or unsure if you are pregnant.
FASD is preventable. An alcohol-free pregnancy increases the chance of a healthy baby.
Some women might be trying for a baby, or in the early days of pregnancy. Whatever the reason, it’s okay to choose not to drink alcohol. If anyone says ‘no’ to a drink, don’t ask why and respect their choice.
It is never too late to stop.
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