Brochure for pregnant women, outlining alcohol guideline 4A.
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The Safest option is not to drink alcohol.
There are new national guidelines for alcohol consumption that have been developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council to help you reduce the risk of harm from alcohol to both you and your baby.
The guidelines are based on the best available scientific research and evidence.
Consuming alcohol during pregnancy may increase the risk of harm to your baby.
What do the guidelines recommend?
- For women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, the safest option is not to drink alcohol.
If you find it difficult to decrease or stop drinking alcohol during pregnancy, talk to:
- your doctor or midwife
- your local community health service
- an alcohol or other drug helpline in your state/territory
For more information about the new Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol visit the Alcohol website
Australian Government Department of Health