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Pregnant women and alcohol – Do they mix?

Posted Nov 19 2010 10:50pm 1 Comment

I enjoyed an occasional glass of wine when I was pregnant with Timothy.

Now before you judge me too harshly, listen to this – A recent British study shows that light drinking will not negatively effect the emotional, physical or cognitive development of an unborn baby.

Suzanne Phan asked for my thoughts on this subject for a News 10 special report . Somehow my kiddos seemed to steal the show!

What do you think?
Did you (or would you) imbibe while pregnant? Why or why not?

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Yes, but only very lightly. (1-3 drinks a week, no more than 1/2 per occasion.) However, I found the amount of flack from some (not all) health providers to be too much to deal with. Now I'm being given random drug and alcohol tests and required to get a second FAS screening. *sigh* I could understand if my ingestion were higher, but I feel my right to decide as a mother in light of current research has been usurped. It makes me mad, but then I look defensive about alcohol, which exaggerates the perception that I am irresponsible. It was a spiral of misunderstanding, and I wouldn't want any other pregnant woman to have to go through it. 
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