There’s nothing more important to us than the Canberra community. This is our home, and we love waking up with Canberra every morning.
That’s why we’re honoured to be ambassadors for Pregnant Pause – a positive and empowering health promotion campaign everyone can take part in.
At its heart, Pregnant Pause aims to raise awareness of Australia’s alcohol guidelines. Health professionals advise that for women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, no alcohol is the safest option.
If you’re expecting yourself or know a mum-to-be – whether it’s your partner, bestie, daughter, aunt, colleague, or mate – you’re probably aware of how exciting, and possibly daunting, this time can be.
Nine months, or 270 days, can seem like a long time to go without alcohol. And it can be challenging, especially when drinking and socialising often go hand in hand.
But mums-to-be don’t have to do it alone!
Just like getting fit, moving house, or going on a road trip, life is so much easier when you have the support of your family and friends.
Pregnant Pause encourages Canberrans to make a pledge to take a break from alcohol during their own pregnancy or the pregnancy of a loved one.
Pregnant Pause is about teamwork, giving newborn babies the best possible start in life, and building a strong support system for mums as they embark on this journey.
Pressing pause on your usual wine or beer when you’re around a mum-to-be is a simple and considerate way you can make her feel included and supported.
There’s nothing in the world we wouldn’t do to keep our children safe, happy, and healthy.
And if that means pressing pause on a glass of wine for nine months, we can easily do it together!
And if you live in the ACT and sign up to take a Pregnant Pause, you’ll go in the draw to win a Club Lime gym membership. Take up the challenge and make the pledge to go alcohol free, by registering to take a Pregnant Pause today.
Pregnant Pause is an initiative of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and is supported by the ACT Government under an ACT Health Promotion grants program.