Alcohol and pregnancy information

Date Published

15th October 2019




Statement from Drinkaware in response to an article in The Guardian (October 15, 2019) regarding pregnancy and alcohol.

“Independent alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware is crystal clear on its website pages that that the safest approach is to not drink at all during pregnancy, or if you’re trying to conceive. It states, for example, that ‘drinking alcohol at any stage during pregnancy can cause harm to your baby and the more you drink, the greater the risk. This is why the low risk drinking guidelines advise pregnant women that the safest approach is to not drink alcohol at all during pregnancy’.

“The information we provide is overseen and verified by an independent Medical Advisory Panel, consisting of highly experienced health professionals. Drinkaware continues to have a clear focus on positively changing public behaviour and the national drinking culture to help reduce alcohol misuse and minimise alcohol-related harm. We provide impartial, evidence-based information and advice and practical resources, to help promote healthier lifestyles and wellbeing.”

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