WIC in Vermont

Keep Your Baby Safe

Medications

Prescription and over-the-counter medications can be very harmful to your baby. Ask your doctor or healthcare provider before using any medications during your pregnancy.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Alcohol, tobacco and drugs can be very dangerous for your baby. The best advice is not to use any alcohol, tobacco or other drugs during your pregnancy. Drinking any amount of alcohol can harm your baby's growth and development. Smoking tobacco (cigarettes) can hurt your baby's growth too. Street drugs are very dangerous and harmful to you and your baby. If you use drugs, it is best to stop.

If you need help to stop smoking, or using alcohol, or other drugs during your pregnancy, talk with someone who can help, such as your doctor, WIC office or other healthcare provider.

049: Zero Alcohol for Nine Months

Alcohol can affect a baby’s development in the very first weeks, even before you know you're pregnant. Here's what women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or may become pregnant need to know about drinking alcohol during pregnancy.