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New study says absolutely no drinking during pregnancy

Pregnant woman
Posted at 10:03 AM, Oct 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 10:03:00-04

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says that there is no safe amount to drink during any trimester of pregnancy.

The group of pediatricians also says all forms of alcohol, whether beer, wine or liquor, pose a risk to a fetus.

Despite most women abstaining from alcohol during their pregnancies, studies suggest that some women do continue to drink. Drinking alcohol while pregnant can lead to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders and other birth defects.

You can learn more about FASD and the potential dangers of drinking while pregnant by clicking here.

There have been recent articles that suggest drinking a small amount of wine or beer is fine at certain points in pregnancy, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says these claims are not true.