It is not safe to use drugs and/or alcohol if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Drugs and alcohol can be harmful or even extremely dangerous to an unborn baby’s health and development. Give your child its best chance of a happy and normal life. The greatest risk is during the first three months of pregnancy. Below are websites that provide information on the effects of drug use during pregnancy.
FAS Community Resource Centre – www.come-over.to/FASCRC/(external link)
Australian Drug Foundation – www.druginfo.adf.org.au(external link)
Health Promotion Agency www.alcohol.org.nz(external link)
If you are pregnant and using alcohol and/or other drugs it’s important to contact a GP or midwife and receive regular antenatal care. If you’re concerned about your alcohol and/or drug use please contact your local alcohol and drug service for help.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED about your own or someone else’s alcohol use, contact CADS on (09) 845-1818 or www.cads.org.nz