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Hey Mariah, If You Are Pregnant, Should You Be Drinking Champagne?

Mon, September 27, 2010 10:08am EDT by 12 Comments

Despite recent rumors of pregnancy, Mariah Carey was seen with a drink in her hand on stage at a concert in Singapore!

Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon have been dodging questions of her possible pregnancy, but after she was caught sipping champagne at her concert in Singapore, it looks like we may have to rethink our assumption that she’s expecting! It is obvious that Mariah has a certain glow about her, but if she is drinking alcohol, what looks to be a bump might actually just be bloating or weight gain. Experts are divided on whether it’s OK to drink alcohol while you’re pregnant, but as there is some doubt, an expectant mother should never intentionally put her baby in harm’s way!

“No amount of alcohol at any point during pregnancy is safe,” expert Dr. Susan D. Rich MD, MPH of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome tells “Once you find out you’re pregnant, you should stop drinking immediately. If you find you’re pregnant and have already had a couple of drinks, stop now.”

But other experts say that it is perfectly fine to have a glass of wine or beer occasionally during pregnancy. “From a rational point of view, an occasional glass of alcohol is fine,” Dr. Jane Minkin MD of the department of OB/GYN at Yale University tells “If you’re at your sister’s wedding and it comes time to toast with a glass of champagne, it’s perfectly OK. People can get carried away and think crazy things.”

Mariah, with all these tummy-covering outfits and pregnancy rumors, we want to know already — baby-on-board or not? We sure hope you aren’t putting a new baby at risk!

–Leigh Blickley