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Alcohol and Pregnancy, How Much Can You Drink When Pregnant?

Alcohol and Pregnancy, How Much Can You Drink When Pregnant? | Investigation topics | Scoop.it
Alcohol and pregnancy. Is it ok to drink alcohol when you’re pregnant? Advice on drinking when pregnant for parents to be, from DrinkWise Australia.
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The Royal Women's Hospital

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No amount of alcohol is ‘safe’ during pregnancy.

The safest thing for your baby is that you don’t drink at all.What you drink goes directly into your baby’s blood stream.The most dangerous time to have alcohol is during the early stages of pregnancy.Getting drunk during pregnancy is very dangerous for your baby.

Heavy use of alcohol in pregnancy can cause serious and permanent damage to your baby. It can affect their intellectual and physical development.

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Alcohol in pregnancy: why experts say no - Health & Wellbeing

Alcohol in pregnancy: why experts say no - Health & Wellbeing | Investigation topics | Scoop.it
Drinking guidelines say women should avoid alcohol altogether when pregnant, but what's the evidence low-level drinking causes harm?
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Alcohol - If you are pregnant ... the safest option is not to drink alcohol

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The Safest option is not to drink alcohol.
There are new national guidelines for alcohol consumption that have been developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council to help you reduce the risk of harm from alcohol to both you and your baby. 
The guidelines are based on the best available scientific research and evidence. 
Consuming alcohol during pregnancy may increase the risk of harm to your baby.

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Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy: Is It Safe? What Are the Effects?

Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy: Is It Safe? What Are the Effects? | Investigation topics | Scoop.it
WebMD discusses the myths and facts about drinking alcohol in pregnancy. Is just a little bit OK? Find out.
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Even moderate drinking in pregnancy may affect child's IQ

* Study analysed gene variants that alter alcohol metabolism* Moderate drinking defined as one to six drinks a week* Guidelines on drinking in pregnancy often contradictory* Experts say these findings suggest abstinence is best


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