Alcohol is not recommended in any amount while pregnant…here is what the March of Dimes has to say:
Alcohol awareness month
Lots of women are aware that heavy drinking during pregnancy can cause birth defects, but many do not realize that moderate or even light drinking also may harm their developing baby. In fact, no level of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven safe – none.
Many folks think that a glass of wine is good for your heart, which may or may not be true, but it’s not good for a developing baby. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause a wide range of physical and mental birth defects. The term “fetal alcohol spectrum disorders” (FASDs) is used to describe the many problems associated with exposure to alcohol before birth. Did you know that each year in the United States, up to 40,000 babies are born with FASDs? It’s such a shame because these problems are totally preventable – totally. It’s so simple, just don’t drink if you’re hoping to be or are pregnant. Isn’t a healthy baby worth waiting a few months for that glass of vino?
We’ve given tips before about partying without the booze and offer different recipes for drinks. We wanted to remind you of them during Alcohol Awareness Month. Take these suggestions to heart to keep your little one safe.
Tags: alcohol, alcohol awareness month, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, Pregnancy