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Drinking to a Healthy Pregnancy?

pregnancy-drinking-alcohol-585I wasn’t a huge drinker before pregnancy, but I did love my occasional glass of wine or a margarita to round out a perfect Mexican meal. During pregnancy, however, I found that I didn’t miss the alcohol at all. In fact, the thought of wine is still a little gross to me and the only time I’ve really wanted alcohol has been when I saw a Budweiser billboard that made the brew look oh-so-cold and refreshing.

Many pregnant women avoid alcohol like the plague because it’s just not worth the risk of potentially harming their unborn child. Now, one study is saying that women who drank two to six drinks per week in the first three months of pregnancy had children who exhibited more positive behavior than those who didn’t drink at all. Could it be the calming influence of alcohol or the fact that moderate drinkers are more likely to bementally stable? My question: Will researchers ever know for sure and is it worth the risk? Click the link below and decide for yourself.

Belly up to the bar?

—Erin

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  1. Jenn C says:

    I was a high risk pregnancy in my first trimester, so I didn’t even look at alcohol and completely abstained from it. When the MD said I was “in the clear” I allowed myself to take the weekly sip of Eucharistic wine at Church every Sunday. In my opinion, still no biggie. For me, I wouldn’t have a glass of wine or anything like that…but an occasional sip doesn’t faze me.

  2. I don’t think that study is conclusive – like they said, it could just be that women who moderately drink while pregnant are just more laid back in general, you know?
    Personally, I do not drink at all during pregnancy – and I don’t miss it at all.

  3. AnnieP says:

    I don’t think its worth the risk. Research shows how bad it is and how it can affect the development of the baby. Its only for a short time, why not give your baby every chance you can for healthy development?

    I had a friend who smoked during her entire pregnancy because her doctor told her the only risk was low birth weight. 🙁