On a recent episode of “How I Met Your Mother” Lily announces that her doctor says it’s OK for her to have “just a little bit” of alcohol and sushi while she’s pregnant. (See part of the scene above apparently pulled from French TV.)
The scene is funny because sooo many women say the same thing. It’s only one drink or it’s late in my pregnancy. One drink won’t hurt the baby.
Well, now some doctors are leaning away from the “just a little bit” plan and are going even further to say that women who even have the possibility of getting pregnant shouldn’t be drinking either.
“The end of the first trimester appears to be the period when alcohol can wreak the most havoc on fetal development, causing physical deformities as well as behavioral and cognitive symptoms, according to research in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.”
“According to the March of Dimes, about 1 in 12 women admit to drinking during pregnancy, and 1 in 30 say they