October 06, 2010

Great Health Advice for Pregnant Women

A screen shot from my iGoogle news page this morning:

drinking_pregnancy

Headline 1: 'Light Drinking Said OK for Pregnant Women'

Headline 2: 'A Drink or Two During Pregnancy? Not So Fast'

So which one do you believe?

My main concern when I saw this was that most folks won't read much past the headline, and that the word will start spreading that "light drinking during pregnancy is OK." That's problematic, because most people are clueless as to how "light drinking" is defined, and how quickly/easily one surpasses that level. There are way too many FAS kids. Whether or not that can be pinned solely on over-consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, why take the chance?

Posted by Paul at October 6, 2010 08:42 AM