FACT #3: Did You Know?

There is no Safe Level of Alcohol Consumption in Pregnancy

No amount of alcohol at any stage of your pregnancy is safe. Some people may find it hard to give up alcohol while pregnant, especially for those who drink regularly. Anyone finding it difficult to stop drinking during pregnancy should talk to their GP or midwife. The alcohol industry opposes the introduction of pregnancy health warning labels on alcohol, despite the fact that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are the leading known cause of preventable intellectual disability at a global level. Research also indicates that the alcohol industry is a source of misinformation about the risks and contributes to confusion on this issue. Ireland is estimated to have one of the highest rates of FASD in the world. Health labelling would contribute to raising awareness of the risks. People have a right to know the risks.