CDC: 1 in 13 Pregnant Women Admit Drinking Alcohol

One in 13 pregnant women reports that they have had alcoholic drinks during their pregnancies, some even admitting to drinking binges, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.  From The Huffington Post:

The CDC numbers are from national telephone surveys that included 14,000 pregnant women. They were asked whether they drank alcohol the previous month and how much.

Of those who said they drank, nearly 1 in 5 said they went on at least one binge – downing four or more drinks. Pregnant women ages 35 to 44 were the biggest drinkers.

The good news: Binge drinking among pregnant women is down slightly since a similar study was done in the early 2000s.

Image: Pregnant woman with beer, via Shutterstock.

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    On July 25, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Why would someone do this?! You know the facts, it’s like sticking a fork in a light socket when you know what the outcome could be. Seriously, some people shouldn’t reproduce.

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