Jaquie Brown’s tips to quit alcohol during pregnancy

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Television personality, author and mother of two, Jaquie Brown, is the first to admit pregnancy isn’t always easy and cutting out the alcohol can feel alienating.

But, for her a happy and healthy baby made all the decaf coffees, soda waters and early nights worth it.

“It’s like when you’re building a house, you want to make sure the foundations are solid and strong. You don’t want to try and make a house with matchsticks then put a whole bunch of concrete on top, otherwise it will collapse,” says Brown.

Brown has a few tips for women planning to have a baby or in those early days of pregnancy to manage taking a break from alcohol.

1. It’s not about the size, it’s about the shape

“You don’t want to feel like you’re being left out if everybody else is drinking cocktails and you’re not.

“So one of the ways…

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