New Study Focuses On Light Drinking During Pregnancy
Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:
PITTSBURGH (CBS) — New research suggests that light drinking during pregnancy may not be harmful to the child later on in life.
First-time mom Sara Little made sure to eat a balanced diet while she was pregnant with baby Aryn. The 31-year-old mom would also have an occasional drink.
“I had a glass of wine, once every month, once every six weeks just to enjoy with friends or relax,” said Little.
A new study suggests a little alcohol isn’t harmful to a child’s development.
Researchers in England compared 10,000 seven year olds. A quarter had mothers who drank lightly while pregnant. The other mothers didn’t drink.
“We looked at children’s social and emotional and intellectual development,” said Yvonne Kelly, the co-author of the study. “We found no differences in terms of harmful effects.”
Heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to health and developmental problems in children. Researchers…
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