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21 Mar 2007

Alcohol during pregnancy
Please help, someone I know is about 4 months pregnant and is drinking alcohol, I know she has been totally drunk during Christmas and other times which would have been early stages. Now she is drinking Amarula and wine - and apparently the doctor said this is fine. I always was told that alcohol in any amount was not a good idea during pregnancy - as it is she is still puffing away.

How dangerous is this for baby? I feel like taking her to a local children's home to show her the FAS kids I have worked with there.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

As you have guessed, alcohol is dangerous in pregnancy. More than 5 units a day gives a high chance of FAS, but even less than this can cause problems.

Best wishes
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