Article: Alcohol and Pregnancy: Addressing Misinformation
Alcohol and Pregnancy: Addressing Misinformation
Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. We’re here to set the record straight: there is no safe time, no safe amount, and no safe kind of alcohol during pregnancy.
The research around alcohol and pregnancy is very clear. Scientists have determined that when you’re pregnant, no amount of alcohol is considered safe. There’s also no safe time to drink during pregnancy and no safe type of alcohol during pregnancy.
If you’ve heard differently, you’ve heard wrong. We’re here to set the record straight. We’re not against responsible drinking. We’re simply for giving every child the best start.
We have the proof.
By sharing the facts about unplanned pregnancy, prenatal alcohol exposure and the link to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders – or FASD, we’re working to educate people who are or may become pregnant about the harmful effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and create a climate of popular opinion that makes remaining alcohol-free during pregnancy the social norm.
We want to be clear that we aren’t here to tell you what to do. We’re here to give you the facts so you can make decisions that are right for you.
Drinking any alcohol at any point during pregnancy can lead to FASD – a range of birth defects with effects that are lifelong and irreversible.