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When you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, the safest option is to not drink alcohol at all. Drinking alcohol during your pregnancy puts your baby at risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). FASD is the leading known cause of developmental disabilities in children. Taking drugs during pregnancy or while breastfeeding may also harm your baby. This includes prohibited drugs but could also include the misuse of prescribed or over the counter drugs.
For more information about FASD, substance use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, and where to find support, see Alcohol and Other Drug Use During Pregnancy or speak to your health care provider.