It's no fun being a teetotaler at a party where everyone else is drinking and having a great time. You may be tempted to have a cocktail or a glass of wine, but it's better not to. Nobody knows for sure how much alcohol is needed to harm a fetus. Because people are genetically programmed to metabolize alcohol differently, what would be OK for one woman would be too much for another. It's best not to have any alcohol at all.
Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.
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