Be safe: Have an alcohol-free pregnancy       













Welcome Health Care Providers

Prenatal exposure to alcohol is the leading cause of preventable birth defects and developmental delays in Canadian children.

If you care for:

  • Women who may become pregnant
  • Women who are planning a pregnancy
  • Women who are confirming a pregnancy
  • Women who are pregnant

then you have the opportunity to make a difference. Talk to your patients/clients about alcohol use in pregnancy today and you could help prevent another child from being born with FASD.

What Can You Do

As a health care provider you play an important role in informing women who could become pregnant about the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant. You can help prevent or decrease prenatal exposure to alcohol by providing appropriate information and support, prior to or during pregnancy.

Best Start has developed resources for use in everyday practice such as posters, pamphlets, tear-off sheets, bookmarks and static clings. To view or order these resources, visit

More information for health care providers:

Be safe: Promote alcohol-free pregnancies

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