Pregnant women continue smoking during pregnancy at alarming rates, according to a study released last Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
alcohol during pregnancy
Can you drink a little during pregnancy without hurting your baby? What does the research show?
I have not been able to get a definitive answer on whether it is okay to drink a glass of red wine with dinner while pregnant? I know that red wine has lots of health benefits, and I really enjoy the taste. Can you give me any advice on this issue?
I am 16 weeks in pregnancy, I want to know if drinking red wine is safe during my pregnancy?
I had a few small drinks before I realized I was pregnant early on. Now I dream of binge drinking and then afterward totally regretting it. What does it mean?
by Colette Bouchez
Women who drink during pregnancy may increase their child's risk of developing an alcohol addiction as a young adult -- and as little as one drinking binge could set the downward spiral in motion.
That's the finding of a new study in the April issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. Researchers from the University of Washington offered first-time evidence that a mother's drinking habits during pregnancy might influence whether her child develops a problem with alcohol much later in their life.
Much to our great surprise, I found that I am pregnant because I tested positive on a take home test. We were using protection and everything. We are delighted and terrified for all kinds of reasons...
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a set of physical, mental and neurobehavioral birth defects that are associated with the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Not all babies of mothers who consume alcohol during their pregnancy will develop Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
A woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy risks giving birth to an abnormal child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). A child born with FAS has a pattern of mental and physical defects.