Alcohol & Medicines

Drinking Alcohol

Alcohol in pregnancy can damage your developing unborn baby and the advice is that you should not drink alcohol at all while pregnant.

You can find out how many units of alcohol you drink by using the alcohol calculator on


Any drugs may be harmful during pregnancy, including drugs previously prescribed by your GP and those you might buy over the counter. This also includes natural remedies. Always ask your Pharmacist, GP, or contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 if you need advice or help. To stop using illegal drugs, call FRANK on 0800 776600.




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