Go Alcohol Free
No Risk of FASD
Drinking any alcohol can cause difficulties during your pregnancy. These could result in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), a lifelong disability for your child. There is no safe time or safe amount of alcohol to drink when pregnant.
Take part in #DRYMESTER and keep your baby safe.
What is #Drymester ?
#DRYMESTER is a new health awareness campaign for Greater Manchester, highlighting the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the impact of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
#DRYMESTER encourages pregnant women or those planning pregnancy to make every trimester a #DRYMESTER and go alcohol free for the entire nine months of pregnancy.
Mums-to-be can nominate partners, family and friends to get involved and join them in one alcohol free trimester each.
Take on the #DRYMESTER challenge. Together we can create more healthy pregnancies and help reduce the risks of FASD.
How to get involved
- Need Support?
- Additional Services
Book an appointment with your midwife or GP to discuss going alcohol free safely. Alternatively contact one of our nearby specialist services or view support information below to find the right support plan for you.
If you suffer from symptoms such as shaking, sweating or feeling sick and anxious before the first drink of the day, then you should seek medical advice before stopping drinking completely. It can be very dangerous to stop drinking without informed advice and support.Alcohol Services in Your Area
Ages 26+Pathfinder (Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust) / Stockport Triage, Assessment & Referral Team (START)
T: 0161 474 3141
Change Grow Live (CGL) Stockport
T: 0161 474 1343
25's and UnderMOSAIC (Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Service)
T: 0161 218 1100
If you have any questions or comments about this campaign, you can contact the #DRYMESTER team at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you've been affected by any of the information here and would like specialist help or support, get in touch with one of these dedicated services:
It's okay to drink after the first trimester, it won't harm the baby.
Drinking anytime during pregnancy can impact your child's development.
Drinking a good glass of wine or a glass of fizz isn't as bad as a strong spirit.
The same amount of alcohol is found in a standard serving of beer and wine as most spirits.
I drank with my first child and there was no problems, so I'm sure my second child will be OK.
Each pregnancy you experience is different. The safest approach during any pregnancy is not to drink alcohol at all.