Drinking and your pregnancy.
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Published by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in [Rockville, Md.?] .
Written in English


  • Fetal alcohol syndrome -- United States,
  • Alcoholism in pregnancy -- Complications -- United States,
  • Alcohol -- United States -- Physiological effect

Book details:

Edition Notes

Shipping list no.: 99-0096-P.

SeriesNIH publication -- no. 96-4101.
ContributionsNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (U.S.), National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet ([6] p.) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17838165M

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  Drinking alcohol while pregnant puts your baby at risk, but what if you drink before even realizing you're pregnant — say, in the first 3 or 4 weeks? We'll tell you what you need to know.   Now, provocative new research on mice suggests that a mother's drinking -- even in the first three weeks of pregnancy -- may create changes in the genes of the embryo that can cause permanent damage. In light of the findings, the researchers suggest that women would be wise to cut back on drinking, or avoid alcohol altogether, as soon as they Author: Carolyn Gregoire.   The book explains how it is normal to experience feelings that may feel unnerving, like panic when finding out you are pregnant after months of trying, or not feeling love at first sight for your. It is well known that drinking during pregnancy can lead to the development of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) as well as increase the risk of miscarriage, birth defects, and other health complications. But an occasional drink appears to have less effect during the first trimester than some might assume.

  The author Emily Oster shares evidence that very light drinking is fine during pregnancy, even if heavy drinking is extremely dangerous. In general, she wants people to look at evidence and make their own decisions rather than follow black-and-white rules. Needless to say, it has been very polarizing.   In short, light drinking during pregnancy, less than a drink a day on average, and no more than 1 drink at a sitting, has not been shown to cause detectable harm. Because light drinking is more common among highly educated, high income women, the advantages of which could mask any subtle impairments caused by small doses of alcohol, we need to.   It has long been known that alcohol and pregnancy can be a dangerous combination. Now, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds one in nine women reported drinking while pregnant.. Drinking patterns were broken down by trimester of pregnancy, with the study finding that nearly 20% of women drank in their first trimester. Pregnancy: For the First Time Moms, What They Don’t Tell You by Darell Spice, this pregnancy book is bumpin’: Pregnancy isn’t always pretty, and this pregnancy book dares to go there. Instead of the sweeter moments, like hearing your wee one’s heartbeat or kicks for the first time, the information here is more nitty.

  Continued. After comparing the mothers' drinking histories with the status of their babies at birth, the study authors concluded that drinking both pre-pregnancy . Drinking and your pregnancy. [Rockville, Md.?]: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health: National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. Official guidelines say no amount of alcohol is considered safe to drink during pregnancy. While some women choose to have the occasional drink while pregnant, and recent books like Expecting Better by Emily Oster, a professor of economics at Brown University, have questioned the science behind the no alcohol guideline, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) strongly.   Drinking alcohol during pregnancy amounts to sharing your drink with your developing baby. The same level of alcohol you ingest is ingested by your baby. If you are thinking of having alcohol on New Year’s Eve or having a celebration then this article is for you.