049 = Zero Alcohol for Nine Months

Woman having an ultrasound performed.

Alcohol can affect a baby’s development in the very first weeks, even before you know you're pregnant. Prenatal alcohol exposure can result in birth defects that can affect a child's growth, appearance, cognitive development and behavior — and it's 100% preventable.

Here's what women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or may become pregnant need to know about drinking alcohol during pregnancy.


Fact Sheets

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Tip Sheets

If You Want to Get Pregnant
Plan to have a healthy baby - don't drink alcohol.
View and print this fact sheet PDF document with tips for not drinking alcohol if you are planning to get pregnant.

If You're Pregnant
Think about your baby's health - don't drink alcohol.
View and print this fact sheet PDF document with tips for not drinking alcohol during pregnancy and strategies to stop drinking.

If You Are Not Planning to Get Pregnant
Take care of yourself — avoid risky drinking.
View and print this fact sheet PDF document with tips for not drinking too much alcohol and what to do if you drink at risky levels.

Tip Sheets courtesy of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Brochure and Posters

To get copies of the brochure and posters contact your local District Office.

Posters

Giving your unborn child a beer is just as ridiculous.
The U.S. Surgeon General Advisory says no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy.

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© Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Brochure

What Women Need to Know About Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

 

What Women Need to Know About Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

Five things you should know about drinking alcohol during pregnancy

What if I drank before I knew I was pregnant?

What if I need help to stop drinking?

"No alcohol is the best and safest choice for having a healthy baby."

© Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

 

Contact a district office for posters and brochures

Contact one of our 12 district health offices to get copies of the posters and brochure, and to learn more about the health, disease prevention and emergency preparedness services each office provides.

Find which district office serves your town

 

Help for yourself or a friend

Avoiding alcohol can be difficult for some. Help is available.

Contact us

Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs
Vermont Department of Health

108 Cherry Street, Room 202
P.O. Box 70, Drawer 27
Burlington, Vermont 05402-0070

Phone: (802) 651-1550
Email: AHS.VDHADAP@state.vt.us
Fax: (802) 651-1573

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