Is it Safe to Drink Little Alcohol While Pregnant?

Is it Safe to Drink Little Alcohol While Pregnant?

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI 7TH OCT 2018-Is a little drinking during pregnancy okay? The truth is the only safe level of drinking during pregnancy is not drinking at all. No safe level of maternal alcohol intake has been established.

That being said, current studies show that moderate drinking has
little to no effect on having a baby born with alcohol-related birth
defects. Moderate drinking would be two mixed drinks a day or two
glasses of wine a day or two beers a day. 

The baby does receive alcohol through the placenta so once you know
you’re pregnant it’s best to stop drinking alcohol completely. It’s
pretty typical for woman to develop an aversion to alcohol and
oftentimes caffeine. So listen to your body and make the right choices
for you.

About video: Learn if drinking a little alcohol while you’re pregnant
is okay from childbirth educator Elizabeth Mangum-Sarach in this
Howcast video.

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