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Alcohol use in pregnancy

Alcohol use during pregnancy or during breast/chestfeeding can pose risks to the developing fetus or infant as well as the parent. Primary care providers, midwives, obstetricians and other clinicians play an important role in identifying, treating and providing support for alcohol use in pregnant individuals.

This section is currently under development. Check back soon for practical information and strategies for health care providers based on best practice guidance from an expert committee of Canadian clinicians, researchers, service providers and people with lived experience. Additional resources will cover the following: the treatment pathway for AUD in pregnancy, withdrawal management for pregnant patients with AUD, pharmacotherapy options for pregnant individuals with AUD, monitoring the development of babies or infants exposed to alcohol, and more

Guidelines for pregnant patients

The following evidence-based guidelines have been developed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) and the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU).