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How much alcohol is reasonably acceptable to drink in pregnancy without running the risk of my child developing fetal alcohol syndrome?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Hunter
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: None
Do not drink alcohol if you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant.

In brief: None
Do not drink alcohol if you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant.
Dr. David Hunter
Dr. David Hunter
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Strongly concur!
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: None
It is advised not to drink any alcohol during pregnancy.

In brief: None
It is advised not to drink any alcohol during pregnancy.
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: We don't know
We don't know if there is a "safe" amount to drink during pregnancy.
We do know that repeated, continuous exposure to alcohol for a growing baby will cause fetal alcohol syndrome. We don't know how much is too much. For this reason, you won't hear a lot of doctors/midwives say drinking occasionally is ok. I think one glass of wine on rare occasions is safe.

In brief: We don't know
We don't know if there is a "safe" amount to drink during pregnancy.
We do know that repeated, continuous exposure to alcohol for a growing baby will cause fetal alcohol syndrome. We don't know how much is too much. For this reason, you won't hear a lot of doctors/midwives say drinking occasionally is ok. I think one glass of wine on rare occasions is safe.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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