Pregnant Kim Kardashian Can Relax and Have a Drink!
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In general, doctors prescribe no alcohol during pregnancy for fear of complications but a new study conducted by University College in the U.K. claims that very light drinking might actually be good for your baby, as per the Daily News.
In this study, about 10,500 children were tested, as per US News and World Report and their progress was studied up until the age of seven years.
13% were born to women who never drank, 57% to those who didn't drink during pregnancy, 23% to those who drank lightly during pregnancy and 7% to those who drank heavily during pregnancy.
Children born to light drinkers had fewer behavioral problems than those born to women who didn't drink. They also had better math, reading and spatial skills.
Yvonne Kelly, who co-authored the study, said, "While we have followed these children for the first seven years of their lives, further research is needed to detect whether any adverse effects of low levels of alcohol consumption in pregnancy emerge later in childhood."
Doctors still advise caution while drinking during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. Excessive drinking can lead to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome but light drinking is not likely to do so.
Dr. Keith Eddleman of Mt. Sinai Hospital says, "Doctors have also known that an occasional drink during pregnancy is probably not a problem for your baby, especially if it is after the first trimester. This is based on the observation that the incidence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in countries where light alcohol consumption with dinner is commonplace and is no different from the incidence of the same disorder in countries where any alcohol consumption during pregnancy is considered taboo."
So if you're pregnant and going out to dinner, a glass of wine once or twice a week won't hurt. But don't break out the shot glasses quite yet!© 2013 Fashion & Style.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Apr 17, 2013 01:15 PM EDT