Alcohol and pregnancy

This section provides information for health professionals and the general public on foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and related disorders.

About the alcohol and pregnancy program
'Alcohol and pregnancy: what are the risks?' is a joint initiative of BHP Billiton Iron Ore and the WA Country Health Service - Pilbara Region. The program is intended for health professionals working with women of child-bearing age.
Information for health professionals
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a major cause of birth defects and brain damage in children. Individuals suffering from it will have various intellectual, behavioural and social disabilities. Find out more about this disorder.
Information for the public
Alcohol-related damage to a foetus can result in physical deformities and organic brain damage. Because there is no established "safe drinking level" for pregnant women, the advice for pregnant women, and those thinking about becoming pregnant, is to abstain from alcohol.
Alcohol and pregnancy links
Here you can access links to organisations and websites providing information about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and support networks for carers and relatives of FASD sufferers.
About the alcohol and pregnancy team
The 'Alcohol and pregnancy: what are the risks?' program is an initiative of the Pilbara Health Partnership and managed by the Pilbara Community Drug Service Team. Find out more about the role of the team.
Contact the alcohol and pregnancy team
The Pilbara Community Drug Service Team (PCDST) and Pilbara Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Program (PADAP) can be contacted for advice regarding the 'Alcohol and pregnancy: what are the risks?' program or other educational and counselling needs.