Do you drink at all while pregnant?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Do you drink at all while pregnant?
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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 2:08pm

A new study found that light drinking of alcohol, up to two drinks per week, during pregnancy is not linked to developmental problems in the child:

"Children born to light drinkers don't appear to be at any increased risk for developmental problems," Yvonne Kelly, a professor at University College London and co-author of the study, told The Huffington Post.

Despite these findings, she does not advise pregnant women to drink -- lightly or otherwise -- during pregnancy.

"From a neutral scientific perspective, we're not advocating that women should or shouldn't do anything particular," she said.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/light-drinking-pregnancy-no-developmental-problems_n_3103578.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents

While research has found it's safe, do you feel it's worth the risk?  Is having an occasional drink an issue for you?

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Fri, 05-03-2013 - 10:53am

I had the occasinal 1/2 glass of wine or 1 glass of beer perhaps once a week. My OB said it was fine as long as I kept it that "low". I avoided completely during the 1st trimester though.

I've relaxed the rule a little now that my daughter is 1yo (still BF), but I still avoid heavy drinks and never go past 1 1/2 glasses of wine or beer.

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