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Article: Addressing Misinformation About Alcohol & Pregnancy

Addressing Misinformation About Alcohol & Pregnancy

There is a lot of misinformation that is shared about alcohol and pregnancy.  We’re here to set the record straight: there is no safe time, no safe amount, and no safe kind of alcohol during pregnancy.

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There’s a lot of misinformation out there, but the research is clear. Scientists have determined that there’s no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, no safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy and no safe type of alcohol during pregnancy. 

We’re here to set the record straight. We’re not against responsible drinking. We’re simply for giving every child the best start. Drinking any alcohol at any point during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) – a range of birth defects with effects that are lifelong and irreversible. If you’ve heard differently, you’ve heard wrong.