If you find that as a new momma its hard to put down that glass of wine, you can rest assured.

Danish Researchers have found that low to moderate drinking within your pregnancy is relatively harmless.

Published in the BGOL journal, the research suggests that one to eight drinks a week was not connected with any harm. Yet nine or more may cause developmental issues in five year olds.

The study was conducted with 1600 women who were recruited at their first antenatal visit. Half were first-time mothers, and just under a third smoked during pregnancy.

Authors of the work, Ulrik Schiøler Kesmodel of Aarhus University and Prof Erik Lykke Mortensen of the University of Copenhagen, said:

“High prenatal exposure to alcohol has consistently been associated with adverse effects on neurodevelopment. Areas such as intelligence, attention and executive functions have been found to be particularly vulnerable. Our findings show that low to moderate drinking is not associated with adverse effects on the children aged five.”

Yet new mothers should still be cautious about heavy drinking, which can still cause birth defects and problems among other issues within your pregnancy.


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