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Whether you are thinking about getting pregnant or have a baby on the way, there are some things you should know about alcohol and pregnancy.
Is it okay to drink alcohol when I’m trying to get pregnant?
How does this affect my fertility?
Is it safe to drink alcohol when I’m pregnant?
Will one drink really hurt my unborn baby?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) have come together to answer all of these questions and more! The fact is – there is no known safe amount of alcohol while pregnant or trying. The following fact sheets provide at-a-glance information about alcohol risks, fetal development, and staying social without drinking:
- English – “Alcohol & Pregnancy” Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health
- Español – “Alcohol y embarazo” Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health
September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Month, and experts say: no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy.
Still have questions? Visit the ACNM’s website – “Our Moment of Truth” pages – for additional information, facts, and resources.