When you are pregnant you will get lots of advice from friends and family about different do’s and don’ts during pregnancy. Below is some important information about drinking alcohol in pregnancy. When you drink alcohol, your baby does too. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause miscarriage or can harm your baby’s brain and body. The harm to the baby’s brain can cause developmental delay, difficulty with learning, memory problems and relationship problems. These can cause behaviour problems. These effects last all of a person’s life. Because we can’t see our children’s brains, we can’t see the damage at birth.
The safest choice is not to drink any alcohol if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant.