Sunday, December 25, 2011

Very Merry Bottle?

In continuing with ideas about bottles... One thing that's popular during the holiday season is of course drinking. With the holiday parties and dinners, people are often very fond of putting in their two cents on drinking while pregnant. I'm not a heavy drinker, but I do enjoy the occasional glass of wine with dinner, or cocktail on those rare occasions when I go out. I will admit to finding it frustrating to have a conversation about the topic every time I either decide to drink a half a glass of wine (or not).

So I set out to at least make sure I educated myself. I read all manner of science articles and popular press articles. The bottom line is that most web sites geared towards pregnancy are very quick to say that the only thing that is safe is to have nothing at all. While I somewhat understand this approach because it is very difficult to say how much is "safe" when (most animal studies with negative effects have used high doses in very young animals), it strikes me as a bit like saying abstinence is the best safe sex policy (but of course that's a different conversation). One of the only articles I found that would actually say that some is ok is the one below.

Study OKs Some Wine During Pregnancy | Health News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Of course it's up to every pregnant woman to decide for herself. Any thoughts from other people out there?

Regardless, a very Merry Christmas to those readers who celebrate and Happy Holidays to all!

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