Drinking During Pregnancy

It’s well known that pregnant women who drink alcohol put their unborn children at risk for developing a range of problems. Now, the latest research clarifies how alcohol can harm brain function by uncovering some of alcohol’s specific influences on the developing brain.

The woman raises her glass and drains the ice-cold draft. She’s not drinking alone.

An unborn baby joins in. Alcohol, whether from beer, wine, or a cocktail, travels with the blood of a pregnant drinker, enters the womb, and passes to her developing baby.

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