Study Says Light Drinking in Pregnancy OK — Would You do it?

Another day, another study and opinion about drinking during pregnancy. This time, the word comes from London, and it says that light drinking (one to two drinks per week) may not have any effect on kids. The study found that the now-5-year-olds of light-drinking mums actually did slightly better than the offspring of non-drinkers on tests of vocabulary and the like. (Anything beyond light drinking, though, and the kids did much worse in testing. So the emphasis is most definitely on the light.)

What’s your word? Would any amount of research convince you to take a sip or two? Or were you already on board (make that, off the wagon)?

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  1. by Amanda C

    On October 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I always say I’m gonna order a wine spritzer but I can never do it – to me, it’s not worth the worry.

  2. by E Simpson

    On October 8, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    A friend of mine kind of sealed it for me when I was pregnant. “I know it’s perfectly fine not to drink while I’m pregnant so why risk anything else?” Years later a London study saying a drink or two a week “may not have any effect on kids” just underlines that statement for me. It’s the “may not” that bothers me. That said, this was a decision I made for myself. Every mother should make her own decision without fearing judgement (as long as it’s 1-2 drinks a week tops).

  3. by Jen H

    On February 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Absolutely not! I have seen alcohol kill so why would I take that risk with my baby? I didn’t even drink caffeine! I didn’t want to be responsible or feel guilty if something went wrong. It’s a great feeling to know I did everything I could to ensure my baby was in good health.

  4. by car

    On September 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

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  5. by Charlie Brandler

    On December 25, 2011 at 8:32 pm

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