Is It OK to Have an Occasional Drink During Pregnancy?
I'm 3 months pregnant and don't drink very often, but do like to have a social
drink every once in a while. Is it OK to occasionally drink alcohol during pregnancy? – Maya
No. It may seem harmless to have a glass of wine at dinner or a mug of beer out
with friends, but there is no known "safe amount" of alcohol to drink during pregnancy.
Alcohol is one of the most common known causes of mental and physical birth defects
and can produce severe abnormalities in a developing fetus.
Alcohol is easily passed along to the baby, who is less able to eliminate it than
the mother. If you had a drink or two before you even knew you were pregnant (as many
women do), don't worry too much about it. But your best bet is to not drink alcohol
at all for the rest of your pregnancy.