If you drank alcohol before you knew you were pregnant, stop drinking now and talk to your health care provider. When a pregnant woman stops drinking at any time during pregnancy, she decreases the risk of harm to her child.
If you cannot stop drinking or someone you know cannot stop drinking alcohol, help is available at CAMH’s Alcohol Research and Treatment Clinic (ARTC). No referral is required. ARTC provides a comprehensive assessment by an interprofessional team that includes both a psychosocial and a medical component.
If you are worried about your child, there are a number of diagnostic clinics in Canada.