Does drinking while pregnant harm babies?

pregnancy.jpg Controversial guidelines that strongly discourage women to drink while pregnant are being planned by the UK government. These guidelines will mean warning labels being put on bottles of wines, spirits and beer. The guidelines are causing the wine industry significant consternation. The industry questions the link between alcohol in small amounts and foetal alcohol syndrome, which results in brain damage.

They argue that the guidelines contradict the UK Department of Health’s own official health advice to expectant mothers, which allows up to two units a day – the equivalent of a single glass of wine – once or twice a week. Visit The Guardian for the full story.