When is drinking not for you?

What if you are starting a family?

Drinking affects both men and women who are trying to conceive children (more information). Men and women who are considering starting a family should discuss their alcohol consumption with their healthcare provider.

Drinking during pregnancy can adversely affect the fetus (more information). There is no agreed safe limit for drinking during pregnancy. Choosing not to drink is always a safe decision.

Drinking when you are breastfeeding can adversely affect your infant (more information). If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please discuss any drinking with your healthcare provider.