Despite the risks of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, many women of childbearing age continue to drink. Researchers at the U.S. Centers of Disease Control found that 7.6% of pregnant women surveyed imbibed at least one drink within 30 days of the survey, and 1.4% had engaged in binge drinking within the same period. Almost 14,000 pregnant women were included in this study. Pregnant women 35-44 years old had the higest prevalence of drinking and binge drinking, and the lowest rates were in those 18-24 years old.
PositiveTip: No amount of alcohol is considered safe for pregnant women!