Alcohol in Pregnancy (How Much Is Safe?)

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When it comes to drinking in pregnancy, you may be hearing mixed messages. You may have heard that there's no safe time during pregnancy to drink, and no safe amount or type of alcohol. But still you wonder, how could a glass of wine every so often really be harmful?

As with all decisions in pregnancy, you should understand the facts behind the advice. Several national studies have shown that the women who are most likely to drink alcohol during pregnancy are age 30 or older, and have higher income and education.

Excerpt from Alcohol in Pregnancy: (How Much is Safe?) by Catehrine Ruhl, CNM, MS, published in Healthy Mom & Baby Magazine, Issue 16, Spring 2015. Click here to read more - article is on page 42.