21 January 2011

Mom’s drinking damages unborn babies

Surely one glass of wine does no harm? Don't be so sure. Experts agree there's no certainty on what level of alcohol consumption is safe during pregnancy.

Surely that one glass of wine can do no harm when you're pregnant? Don't be so sure. Experts agree that there is no certainty on what levels of alcohol consumption is safe during pregnancy. So it's best to steer clear of it entirely. But why is alcohol dangerous to unborn babies?

In the Western Cape alone an estimated 5 000 coloured babies are born per year suffering from FAS and the learning handicaps that’s part of this package. The results of a recent study in the Boland shows shocking results.




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