Some of these problems will improve if the person cuts down or stops drinking, but sometimes not all problems will go away.
That is why it is really important to take it easy and not drink more than the recommended levels.
There is no safe amount of alcohol use in pregnancy. Not drinking alcohol is important.
When you drink alcohol, so does your unborn baby.
Alcohol can weaken a baby’s inner spirit, mind and health.
Alcohol can cause brain damage and birth defects. Every pregnancy is different. The effects of drinking alcohol are different for each woman and her baby.
Have a yarn with your health worker if you are worried or would like to know more about the risks of drinking alcohol in pregnancy.
Drinking alcohol while breastfeeding can harm your baby. Alcohol passes from a woman to her breastfeeding baby through breast milk.
Drinking alcohol while breastfeeding can reduce the amount of milk you make.
Drinking alcohol while breastfeeding can cause your baby to sleep less.
If you are worried or would like to know more about alcohol and breastfeeding speak with your health worker.
Call the Alcohol and Drug Support Line on (08) 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 toll free for country callers.
For emergencies call the 000 emergency line.