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Studies question ban on alcohol during pregnancy
- By: Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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This is a very informative post. Thumbs up!
I’m glad for this article. I always wondered, what if I didn’t know that I were already pregnant, and I consumed a glass of merlot wine with my dinner, and I just harmed my baby without knowing. Thanks, Dr.LeWine. Now I can put my mind at ease.
An interesting study. While I feel the risk is too great myself, I can understand the statement that gentle consumption may not be harmful, I still don’t think it is work the risk.
prevention is better than cure. If you know that alcohol would harm your baby then stop drinking. I like the article, we must be responsible with our actions especially if were talking about life within us.
Why even take the risk of alcohol while pregnant? Not worth it.
I love articles that discuss the “drink when you are pregnant” debate. As a marketing executive who has clients in the alcohol industry, it is tempting to create soft marketing campaigns aimed at women who are pregnant. However, I see how little self control most people have and feel that encouraging pregnant women to drink is irresponsible and unethical; especially when you are doing it for monetary gain. I love these articles you guys write.
What can we take away from this research? For one, gentle consuming before a lady understands she is expecting is likely not cause for issue.
It is very interesting theme and i got my course work on it. My conclusion is that ban is the only choice here if you want healthy kid. Got lot source material here
Me parece que la mujer embarazada no tendría que beber ni una sola gota de alcohol, pero tampoco de tabaco ni otras sustancias que perjudiquen el desarrollo normal de un feto, esa es mi opinion.
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