Study: Moderate Drinking During Pregnancy May Be Okay
One of the cardinal rules for expectant moms: don’t drink during pregnancy.
But a new study out of Denmark is throwing that maxim into doubt. It finds that 5-year-olds whose mothers drank low to moderate levels of alcohol (between one and eight drinks a week) during early pregnancy showed no ill effects.
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Alcohol consumption during pregnancy that exceeded the “moderate” threshold, however, was associated with a lower attention span among children in that age group.
Despite the findings, experts who reviewed the research said it shouldn’t change standard recommendations.