Your baby cannot process alcohol as well as you can, and too much exposure to alcohol can seriously affect their development. Drinking alcohol, especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy, increases the risk of miscarriage, premature birth and your baby having a low birthweight.
Is it OK to have a glass of wine while pregnant?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Pregnancy Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics all note that no amount of wine during pregnancy is deemed safe and that consuming wine while pregnant should be avoided.
Can one glass of wine cause birth defects?
Myth: One glass of wine is not enough for the developing baby to even be exposed to the alcohol. A developing baby is exposed to the same concentration of alcohol as the mother during pregnancy. There is no threshold of prenatal alcohol consumption below which the baby is not exposed.
Can I have a glass of wine at 33 weeks pregnant?
Light drinking is fine (up to two glasses of wine a week in the first trimester and up to a glass a day in the second and third trimesters).
Is 4 oz of wine safe during pregnancy?
There is no known safe amount or safe time to drink wine/alcohol during pregnancy. It may seem like a glass of wine is safer than a can of beer, but this isn’t so.
Is it OK to have a glass of wine at 39 weeks pregnant?
There is no known safe amount of alcohol use during your pregnancy or when you are trying to get pregnant. There is also no safe time to drink when you are pregnant. Alcohol can cause problems for your developing baby throughout your pregnancy, including before you know you are pregnant.
Will one drink harm my baby?
It adds: “Drinking in pregnancy can lead to long-term harm to the baby, with the more you drink, the greater the risk.”