Zero Tolerance for Drinking Alcohol in Pregnancy?

by | Mar 26, 2016 | Pregnancy Issues and Concerns

On the grounds that fetal alcohol syndrome is preventable by zero alcohol intake, an alarmist new recommendation from the CDC advises sexually active women not on birth control not to drink alcohol. Period. Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong, author of a book on fetal alcohol syndrome, provides a reality check, points out the drawbacks of such an extremist position, and lays out a more rational approach in Part 1 & Part 2 of a blog post series for Science & Sensibility.

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