Moderate Drinking During Pregnancy

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Moderate Drinking During Pregnancy
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 10:39am

Children of women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol while pregnant don't appear to have any neurodevelopmental problems when it comes to balance, a new British study suggests.

Researchers assessed the long-term health impact of drinking while pregnant by testing roughly 7,000 10-year-olds on their balancing abilities, a method that offers a reliable reflection of fetal neurodevelopment. For the study, "moderate" alcohol consumption was defined as between three to seven glasses of alcohol a week.

Does this change your mind at all about drinking alcohol during your pregnancy?

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Registered: 07-03-2013
Thu, 08-08-2013 - 12:48pm

No way, Jose!  The risk just isn't worth it at all.  I won't be having any alcohol during pregnancy. 

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Registered: 05-30-2000
Mon, 08-12-2013 - 2:19pm
Honestly, my guess is that it's probably fine. However, I'm not chancing it. If anything turned out wrong with my baby, I'd never be able to forgive myself.
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Registered: 03-28-2013
Tue, 08-13-2013 - 11:26am

To be honest, I already had a few drinks between the time we TTC and got the positive test back. I was ignorant thinking at my age we wouldn't have conceived in the first month and now I feel guilty. I believe that is enough drinking for me during one pregnancy and I'll wait until the baby is born. The guilt is not worth it.