Drinking While Pregnant?
A recent study has found 80 per cent of women consumed alcohol during pregnancy at times when guidelines recommended zero or small amounts of alcohol.
In 1992 guidelines recommended zero alcohol during pregnancy and then in 2001 it was revised, stating small amounts of alcohol had minimal effect.
Statistician Jennifer Powers says the guidelines can be confusing for expectant mothers.
“For expectant mothers the whole thing is a bit of a grey area at the moment,” she said.
“It would be very nice to be able to come up with some research that would show once and for all whether there was an effect of small amounts of alcohol on the baby.
“But it’s obviously going to take some considerable time because you would need to follow pregnant woman, record their alcohol consumption, and then follow their baby.”
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