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What is the safest amount of alcohol i can drink in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Zero fl oz: In the United States the recommendation is to avoid alcohol completely.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
None: No level of alcohol exposure has been found safe for a fetus. Alcohol easily crosses the placenta into the developing fetus and is broken down into byproducts like formaldehyde, which is toxic to tissue. There is likely some periods ( before the brain is formed) where exposure has less effect on that organ.Yet the total effect adds up over time.

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