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  • There is no safe level of alcohol consumption in pregnancy.
  • It is safest not to drink alcohol while you are pregnant.
  • If you are planning on becoming pregnant, it is safest if you stop drinking while you are trying to conceive. 
  • The risk to your unborn baby is highest when you frequently drink high levels of alcohol. 
  • Even low-level drinking, particularly in the first trimester of pregnancy, can have long-term negative effects on the baby.
  • If you drink alcohol while you are pregnant there is no way to tell how it will affect your unborn baby.

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Reviewed on: 05-12-2019