A glass of wine a day will not harm your baby and may actually be good for a child’s development, researchers have found.
Moderate drinking of between three and seven glasses of alcohol a week does not harm a child’s foetal neuro development, it is said.
In tests on balance, a marker of development, children whose parents’ drank more actually performed better.
However, social advantage may have had an influence as more affluent, better educated older women tend to consume more alcohol during pregnancy, the team from Bristol University said.
The findings are likely to add to the confusion surrounding alcohol and pregnancy, and directly contradict the advice of the Department of Health, who warn pregnant women to abstain altogether or to limit consumption to a glass of wine a week.
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