STUDY SHOWS NO LINK BETWEEN LIGHT DRINKING DURING PREGNANCY AND CHILDRENS’ DEVELOPMENT

A new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that children born to mothers who drank one to two drinks per week during their pregnancy did not harm a child’s neuropsychological development up to age 7. The researchers tracked 10,000 children from birth to age 7 and compared the mothers drinking habits: those who never drank, those who did not drink during pregnancy, those who were light drinkers during pregnancy, and those who were heavier drinkers during pregnancy. Children were assessed for math, reading, spacial skills, and social and emotional behavior. Long term data is still needed to see if there are adverse effects past the age of 7 years old.

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