Pregnancy, drugs & alcohol

Positive changes can help you have a healthy pregnancy.

If you are a drug and alcohol user and you find you are pregnant – and you want to be pregnant – there are steps you can take to improve the health outcomes for you and your baby.

The most important things that you can do right now are:

  • understand the drug you are taking
  • do not stop taking any drug without medical advice
  • get help – drug and alcohol counselling and medical advice – so that you and your baby have the best chance of staying healthy
  • have regular appointments to make sure your baby is growing
  • take simple and achievable steps to improve your diet.


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