New Year’s Eve, pregnancy and alcohol: Myth vs. fact

One glass of wine is not enough for the developing baby to even be exposed to the alcohol.

My friends or family members drank a bit and their kids are fine.

There is no evidence of any effects from just one drink.

A little bit of wine helps to reduce stress and can be healthy while pregnant.

On a holiday or special occasion, it’s perfectly fine to at least have a few celebratory sips.

You’ve likely heard all these “facts,” and more, about drinking alcohol while pregnant. But are they really facts? With New Year’s Eve approaching, and alcohol plentiful, any woman who is now pregnant or trying to become pregnant should find out. The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome sets the record straight on its web site.

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