Using any amount of alcohol can pose risks. It’s safest not to drink any alcohol when a person is trying to become pregnant, if they think they might be pregnant or if they know they are pregnant.

Alcohol can increase the risk of miscarriage and cause harm to the developing baby, including brain injury, birth defects, behavioural problems, learning disabilities and other health problems referred to as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). 

Following Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health can reduce the risk of health problems for everyone.