I have been told a handful of times that a glass of red wine a day is good for a fetus/baby's heart. So why are doctors so strong about not drinking at all while pregnant.. Here is what I found. What are your thoughts/experiences?
A new study says light or mod drinking will not upset the baby's intelligence, attention, or self control after he/she is born. They say up to 8 yes EIGHT drinks in a week are not going to harm baby.. Even binge episodes [5 or more drinks in one evening] in early pregnancy preformed just as well on mental tasks..
On the hole opposite side of the scale remember all the fetal alcohol syndromes. They are very real! It causes poor growth in womb and after birth, decreased muscle tone and poor coordination, thinking, speech, movement, and social skills may be delayed, heart defects, narrow small eyes, small head, small upper jaw, smooth groove in upper lip and thin upper lip. And also it can lead to premature delivery. a miscarriage, or a still birth.
So what are you going to decide. I say alcohol free is the way to go if you are trying or know you are pregnant! The benefits of not drinking out weighs the risks.