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  • The safest option is to not drink during your pregnancy.
  • If you are planning on becoming pregnant, it is safest to stop drinking while you are trying to conceive.
  • Even low levels of drinking, particularly in the first trimester of pregnancy, can negatively impact a child’s early development and health.
  • Heavy and frequent levels of drinking during pregnancy increases the risk of harm to you and your baby.
  • If you drink alcohol while you are pregnant there is no way to tell how it will affect your baby.

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Reviewed on: 08-12-2022