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Celebrate an Alcohol-Free Pregnancy

Congratulations! Indiana NOFAS encourages you to celebrate an alcohol-free pregnancy. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause a range of lifelong physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).  FASD cannot be cured, but it can be prevented by abstaining from alcohol – including red wine, white wine, wine coolers, beer or hard liquor during your pregnancy. If you are pregnant, just remember 049 – zero alcohol for nine months.

Love. Hope. Joy. Three words that are inspiring, uplifting and empowering. And often times, describes a mom-to-be’s emotions about her pregnancy and dreams for her child.

What if I Drank Before I Knew I was Pregnant?

Don’t panic. The best thing you can do is to abstain from alcohol as soon as you know you are pregnant.  The sooner you stop drinking which includes wine, wine coolers, beer and hard liquor, the better it will be for both you and your baby.

Then make sure you are maximizing those things you have control over like getting regular prenatal care, taking good care of yourself by stopping smoking, eating healthy and getting plenty of rest.  It is also a good idea to talk to your health care provider about any concerns you may have.

Not every woman who consumes alcohol during pregnancy will give birth to a child with an FASD.  However, because science has not determined a safe level of alcohol that can be consumed during pregnancy, the possibility of an FASD is created anytime a woman consumes alcohol while pregnant. Find answers to common questions you may have. 

Concerned about Your Drinking?

While avoiding alcohol use during pregnancy may seem like a simple action to some, it is not always that easy for everyone. This is especially true for a person struggling with alcohol use. Some individuals need extra help to abstain from alcohol when they are pregnant.  Learn more about support and treatment options.

Contact Info

Indiana NOFAS, Inc.
1431 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202