Wow! New Study Says Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant Is OK!

Fri, October 8, 2010 9:06am EST by 2 Comments

Consuming a cocktail when you’re expecting may not be so bad for your baby. It’s all about moderation!

Hey HollyMoms, when you were pregnant did you ever crave a cold beer or a bubbly glass of champagne? You probably didn’t indulge, but a new study released in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health reveals that a little bit of booze might be just fine if you have a bun in the oven.

Pregnant Mariah Carey sipped champagne on stage

Researchers at University College in London studied 11,500 children born in the U.K. between 2000 and 2001. What they learned may change everything you ever heard or read about avoiding alcohol when pregnant. It turns out that children born to women who consumed one or two cocktails a week actually did better on cognitive tests — including naming vocabulary, picture similarities and pattern construction — at age 5, than children whose mothers avoided all alcohol! Apparently a little drinking can do a body good, after all!

Find out what Christina Applegate has dreamed about drinking while she’s been pregnant

But that doesn’t mean that pregnant women should go out and get drunk. The kids of mothers who consumed multiple cocktails a week did significantly worse on the cognitive tests. Too much drinking can also lead to serious birth defects.

Does this change how you feel about drinking while pregnant, HollyMoms? We want to know if you’ll sip that pinot grigio or still avoid alcohol at all costs when you’ve got a baby on board?

–Amy L. Harper

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Posted at 5:14 PM on October 9, 2010  

intresting sarah but its non alcoholic so it not champainge
so it does not harm him/her

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Posted at 9:52 AM on October 8, 2010  

I have a friend that drank a glass of champagne every night at dinner during her pregnancy (at 40 years old) and her baby turned out perfect and beautiful. However, I know it took a while for my mother to conceive so I’m not going to take any risks. I will drink nonalcoholic champagne which tastes the same to me and will not affect my baby.

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