Light Drinking Okay During Pregnancy?

By JustMommies

Women have been told for years that it is not safe to consume any alcohol in any amount during pregnancy, but according to a new study by British researchers it may not be dangerous for women to have a few drinks during pregnancy.

ABC News reports that according to the study, children whose moms consumed one or two drinks a week during their pregnancy were at no greater risk of having children with developmental, physical, or behavioral problems than moms who consumed no alcohol during pregnancy.  In fact, the study found that children of light drinkers actually performed better on cognitive tests than moms who completely abstained from alcohol, according to CBC News’ report on this study.

The study may not have been intended to give moms the green light on drinking during pregnancy, but some doctors worry that this is exactly what will happen if women misinterpret the results of this research. 

While this may relieve concerns for some moms, it is still unclear how much alcohol can safely be consumed which is why the March of Dimes and the ACOG currently recommend that women avoid alcohol completely during pregnancy. 

For more on this study see:
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/drinking-pregnant-safe-moderation/story?id=11806537&page=1

http://www.cbc.ca/news/pointofview/2010/10/drinking-while-pregnant-would-a-new-study-change-your-old-perspective.html

Also see:
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1170.asp

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By Sabrina77 on 10/10/10 at 5:23 am

This study must have been conducted by men.

By pattyandthemoos on 10/06/10 at 9:35 am

I am honestly not surprised by the results of this study. I still think it is probably best to not drink at all but I think this may make the moms that  ...

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