Safe Use of Alcohol During Pregnancy?

by David J. Hanson, Ph. D.

A review of the scientific medical research evidence reveals that:

Although moderate drinking during pregnancy can be described as safe in that it appears to pose no risk for FAS, there is still good reason to abstain from alcohol during pregnancy. It is possible that undetected negative consequences occur at lower levels of consumption. For example, perhaps drinking alcohol causes some babies to have one or two points lower I.Q. than other babies. That would be essentially impossible to detect but desirable to avoid.

 

Reference:

  • Stockley, Criena. The safe use of alcohol during pregnancy. AIM Digest, April, 2005.

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