Doing a Dry9 means you are making the decision to not drink any alcohol throughout your pregnancy.
Over 1,000 women in Alberta have signed up to do a Dry9. Join our community of support and we’ll send you emails of encouragement with timely facts about what a great job you’re doing to help your child reach their full potential.
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Pregnant women hear it all the time to relax and have a drink – a little can’t do any harm. But that’s not true – no amount of alcohol has been proven safe to drink while pregnant, and for many, it’s just not worth the risk.
Support someone in your life who’s doing a Dry9, use this link to share your support. You could even consider doing a Dry9 yourself.
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(Stuff You'll Hear)
- A little alcohol can’t hurt, especially later in pregnancy
- Advice always changes, moderation is the best thing
- I read a new study online that said…
- Back in the day, a lot of people drank while pregnant
- I drank while I was pregnant and my kids are fine
- It’s not good to deprive yourself, a couple drinks at a time is fine
*from friends, moms, family members, strangers or even doctors
(What We* Know)
Alcohol is a teratogen. What’s a teratogen? It’s the sciencey word that’s used to describe chemicals and environmental factors that can cause birth defects.
It’s proven that alcohol can harm an unborn baby.
It’s NOT proven that small amounts of alcohol are safe for a fetus. There is no known “safe” amount of alcohol to consume during pregnancy.
It’s called Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) because the many possible harms that alcohol can cause to a fetus exist on a spectrum – and many of these harms can be difficult to detect and diagnose. Some are almost impossible for scientists to track with current data collection methods.
The actual risk level is individual – it can be affected by genetics (how well a person processes alcohol), nutrition, other substance use, whether the fetus is male or female, and lots of other things.
*We = Us! The people on the other side of your screen! We work with scientists, researchers & public health officials who are experts on the effects of alcohol on growing humans
Public health officials say: It is safest not to drink at all (totally dry) during pregnancy.
This is what Dry9’s all about. To encourage, support and reward you for helping your baby reach its full potential.
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You can join Dry9 no matter which stage of pregnancy you’re in. Get timely info on how your healthy choice could be impacting your baby’s development through each stage, plus other surprises and rewards to support you along the way.