Would you drink during pregnancy? 2


Every couple of years another study appears suggesting it’s OK for expectant mothers to drink small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy.

A 2006 study said that there was “no evidence of harm from low levels of alcohol consumption”, as did similar findings in 2008 and 2010.

Yet other studies have linked drinking during pregnancy to increased risk of epilepsy and other complications, and perhaps more seriously, the concept of ‘moderate alcohol consumption’ is one lost on many Brits.



While small amounts of alcohol — equalling one or two units once or twice per week — probably have no adverse effect on an unborn child, GPs are keen to continue the message of abstinence from all alcohol, claiming it’s the safest message and one that’s closed to misinterpretation.

What do you think? Do you (or did you) drink during pregnancy? Do you think it’s safe?


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