Alcohol and pregnancy

It’s important to avoid all alcohol while pregnant or planning pregnancy. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is associated with miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, low birth weight and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Australia’s drinking guidelines say that no alcohol should be consumed during pregnancy.

There is no safe amount, no safe time
and no safe type of alcohol during pregnancy.

The health and wellbeing of our families and communities is the most important thing for all of us. As a community, we care about each other, and we look out for each other. By supporting women who are pregnant to not drink during pregnancy and creating an environment where mums-to-be are supported in going alcohol-free, we can improve the health and wellbeing of our families and communities.

If you have consumed alcohol while pregnant and are concerned, or if you are having trouble stopping or cutting down your drinking, you should talk to your doctor, midwife or obstetrician. It is also important to talk to someone if you think you might be struggling with depression, stress or anxiety. Your health professional can support you and your baby.

Visit our Support Services page for a list of organisations who can provide you with a little help.