Wine or Alcohol While Pregnant?

Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society

In spite of the headlines, please say, “No Thanks” to wine or any alcohol while pregnant

In June, you may have heard a loud ‘gasp’ from people who do research, prevention, or provide supports to persons with an FASD. Why? you may ask.

That is because comments and headlines were appearing in the media such as:

  • “Moderate drinking in pregnancy not cause for alarm” (CBC)
  • “Moderate drinking can mix with pregnancy, studies suggest” (Globe and Mail)
  • “Light Drinking Said OK for Pregnant Women” (Discovery News)
  • “…if I’m ever pregnant, I’m going to focus on the part where they say, ‘small amounts have not been shown to be harmful,’ and have a glass” (

The Danish Study

These statements have appeared because of the Danish Study that was published by The BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in June. In this study, mothers were asked about their drinking at…

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