How Does Drinking While Pregnant Effect Your Child's Development?


By Molly Clifton

Light drinking during pregnancy does not seem to have any bad effects on a child's development.

That's according to a new study from London.

Researchers compared 7-year-olds born to mothers who abstained from alcohol during their pregnancies to children whose mothers had about a small glass of wine or half a beer each week.

They found no statistical difference in the behavioral and cognitive scores of the two groups, but researchers warn differences could still emerge later in childhood.


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