Yet Another Study Gives Expectant Moms More Reason Not To Drink Alcohol During Pregnancy. The Study Concluded That Women Who Consume Alcohol Regularly During Their First Trimester Have Children Who Are Three Times As Likely To Have Behavioral Problems Whe
Yet another study gives expectant moms more reason not to drink alcohol during pregnancy. The study concluded that women who consume alcohol regularly during their first trimester have children who are three times as likely to have behavioral problems when they are teenagers.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Medical Center analyzed data collected from 592 children and their mothers. The mothers were evaluated when four and seven months pregnant and shortly after childbirth and then, along with their children, when the children were 8 months old, 18 months old and 3, 6, 10, 14 and 16 years old... When the children were 16 years old, those whose mothers had consumed, on average, one or more alcoholic drinks a day in the first trimester of pregnancy were three times more likely to meet the criteria for conduct disorder than were teens whose mothers had consumed less than one drink a day or no alcohol at all, the investigators found.' (Source: Yahoo News)I know that these studies are good and they bring useful information to light. At the same time, I wonder why some women need to be told not to drink regularly (or at all) during pregnancy. There is overwhelming research and information showing the damaging effect alcohol has on a developing baby, and this is just another one. How do you feel about the research? Do you feel it's useful for expectant women to know the specific potential dangers of drinking during pregnancy? More about consuming alcohol during pregnancy