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Warning signs help reduce drinking by pregnant women

You know those signs you see at liquor stores warning you not to drink when pregnant? They work. Drinking by pregnant women is down 11 percent in states like New Jersey and New York requiring point-of-sale warning signs, says a … Continue reading

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Study: Most women stop drinking when pregnant

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that women who are pregnant or could become pregnant avoid alcohol use. Do women follow that advice? A study out of Vanderbilt University say yes—the vast majority stopped or reduced their … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New warning: No alcohol, period, during pregnancy

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued new warnings that should become the final word on a somewhat controversial topic: No amount of alcohol is safe to consume while pregnant. “The only guarantee of having no effects from alcohol … Continue reading

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Drinking rates among pregnant women still too high

Most people know that drinking alcohol during pregnancy poses a health risk to the unborn child. But one in 10 pregnant women in the United States still consumes alcohol, and slightly more than 3 percent of pregnant women admitted that … Continue reading

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Stop drinking before you get pregnant

By now, most of us know that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can harm the developing fetus. But a new study finds that drinking alcohol as early as three to four weeks into pregnancy—which is before many women even realize they … Continue reading

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More evidence: drinking and pregnancy don’t mix

Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth. The study, reported in the November print … Continue reading

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Is a little alcohol OK?

You may have heard about a recent study that found drinking alcohol during and beyond the first trimester of pregnancy doesn’t raise the risk of premature delivery, low birth weight or size, or maternal high blood pressure. But before you open that bottle of wine, consider this.

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Alcohol: No means no

How much alcohol is OK when you are pregnant? None. A recent British study found that women who drink even moderate amounts of alcohol while pregnant may risk lowering child’s intelligence levels. Researchers using genetic analysis of more than 4,000 … Continue reading

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