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Kirei the Klown 6 years ago on 04/24/13
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I've been intensely interested in this topic since my own pregnancy. There are a lot of things pregnant women are told to avoid eating, drinking, or doing to minimize risk to the fetus. Alcohol has classically a big one on the no-no list, in the U.S. especially, because of the looming threat of fetal alcohol syndrome.

This recent UK study followed up with children born to mothers who abstained from alcohol completely during pregnancy and those who drank very moderately during pregnancy, and found that there was no statistically significant difference in the childrens' intellectual and spatial skills and emotional and social development.
http://...npr.org/...-in-occasional-drink-during-pregnancy

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The study found that drinking up to two alcoholic beverages per week during pregnancy is not linked to developmental problems in children. But even the study's authors caution that abstaining from alcohol is still best for mothers-to-be.


Of course, the general rule is "don't do it," and there is still a HUGE social stigma against ANY drinking while pregnant, but it's comforting to see an actual study back up the anecdotal, but very widespread, evidence that a little drink a couple times a week does not equate to daily, chronic alcohol abuse, and will not give a child FAS.
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John Booty 6 years ago on 04/24/13
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I love this! I love this so much that I'm actually resisting the urge to use the "Fullmetal Alcoholic" flag on it, out of sheer respect.

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seggs 6 years ago on 04/24/13
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one of my friends would mix like, 4oz of red wine with regular grape juice for dinner on wednesday and sunday nights. her doctor recommended just the 4oz glass of dark red wine for the antioxidants or something, but shes a white wine gal so mixing was her idea.

that was the closest to partying she was allowed so she took those drinks seriously, heh. when jameson (yes, they named their kid after whiskey) was born her first two questions were "who wants shots?" and "where may i go for a smoke?"

you know how every mom is like "oh, my kid is SOO smart" and sometimes theyre actually right? Jameo's problem solving skills are well beyond his 4 years of experience. so either he is an developer or this kid is gonna be a badass engineer.
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John Booty 6 years ago on 04/25/13
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One reason I'm glad they're semi-officially-mostly declaring this "okay" is because I'm sure a lot of mothers have been doing this ever since wine was invented and have been made to feel like horrible people for doing it.

My my mom smoked while pregnant with me. Unlike wine, that's pretty much not okay. And I fucking hate smoking, because it's killed people I love.

But on the other hand, even a mother's smoking isn't usually a huge deal for the baby. I mean, my mom's smoke-infused pregnancies produced three strong, healthy adults with intelligences a standard deviation or two above normal. Maybe we would have been Harvard material and/or Olympic-caliber athletes had she not smoked, but I think we turned out okay.

I'm pro-health and pro-baby, but also anti-demonization of mothers.

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Moonage Daydream 6 years ago on 04/25/13
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I'm pro-demonization of babies, therefore my thread would be more like:

"Pregnant ladies: have some goat's blood"

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Kirei the Klown 6 years ago on 04/26/13
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Tulip O'Hare said:
SUBJECTIVE TRUTH OF THE DAY: Drink and everything could turn out okay, OR drink and your kid could turn out a little messed up!


Fair point! I wonder if there are other contributing factors that are shared in addition to this. My science brain is buzzing with questions.
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(s)Aint Chimo 6 years ago on 04/27/13
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I've always heard the praises of drinking non-alcoholic beer for the nutritional benefits. I wouldn't be able to drink if I wanted to (I'm allergic to alcohol plus I'm too freaked out about any kind of adverse effects, research or not, that's me personally) but it's good to know that if a woman were to drink seldom during pregnancy that the baby wouldn't be hurt.
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Kirei the Klown 6 years ago on 04/29/13
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(s)Aint Chimo said:
've always heard the praises of drinking non-alcoholic beer for the nutritional benefits. I wouldn't be able to drink if I wanted to (I'm allergic to alcohol plus I'm too freaked out about any kind of adverse effects, research or not, that's me pers...


Supposedly beer is good for breast milk production, too. I have not looked up any data to back this up. I never noticed any difference in production when i drank beer, but I only drank maybe half a beer at a time because my palate was still sensitve to the alcohol and flavor overall.
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Michi 6 years ago on 05/30/13
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I feel like it's such a crapshoot no matter what you do sometimes, but I was always under the impression that a little bit was okay. Drinking and caffeine, that is, not smoking. Never smoking.

Basically I want to believe that I can have my one cup of coffee a day and one or two drinks a week while pregnant and it won't mess up anything! I guess it's good that I've still got a few years before I'll seriously consider children, and new studies can come out before then.
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John Booty 6 years ago on 06/04/13
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Scientists recommend having as many kids as possible in case you fuck some of them.
PS: Ahaha jesus christ! I meant, "fuck some of them UP!" ahaha I'm just going to leave that typo of shame right there.

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StuntCock 6 years ago on 06/04/13
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Way to be, Craster.
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Mac 6 years ago on 06/06/13
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Red wine is also used to help stop preterm labor or prodromal(contractions that last forever but aren't dilating you) labor. :)
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Creepy Stalker 6 years ago on 06/06/13
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:)

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