Despite Risks, Pregnant Women Still Drink

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!