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Should Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol

Welcome to my Should Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol post where we will investigate the health consequences. In June 2012, a controversial health issue was raised: Is alcohol consumption safe for pregnant women?

Should Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol

A recent Danish study concluded that pregnant women can safely drink 1-8 alcoholic beverages each week.

I will include links to all of the articles that share pertinent information about this issue at the end of my post.

It is important to remember to use common sense and logic and consider the source of information and studies. Is there an economic interest behind the Danish study? Is the alcohol industry in anyway involved with the study?

While writing this post the Dragnet television show comes to mind when the actor stated: “Just the Facts”. Let’s look at the facts and research and consider sources.

What do you think about pregnant women drinking alcohol even if it is 1 glass of wine each day? Should Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol ?

Do you know of a woman that was able to have a successful pregnancy by following these viewpoints?

In my travels and research through this life I have learned the following:

1. Sixty percent of women have at least one drink each year

2. One in ten drinkers become addicted to alcohol

3. Alcohol is a toxin that the body does not need

4. Alcoholic drinks tend to be high in calories

5. Some women that drink during pregnancy have children with birth defects including fetal alcohol syndrome

6. Tragedy strikes when a woman that has become addicted to alcohol gets in a motor vehicle and drives

7. Female drinkers have at least a 50 percent higher death rate than male drinkers

Just this weekend in Southern California a young woman crashed her automobile into a young family and killed a young child and the adults are in critical condition at a local hospital. Our hearts can only imagine the pain that family has experienced and there is no way to bring that little child back. On this morning’s Santa Barbara news program another three people were critically injured in a roll over crash on the 101 highway. Alcohol was involved in this accident also.

Should Pregnant Women Drink AlcoholTo cover all bases, the oldest Book in the World and Best Seller still to this day states in:

Proverbs 20:1-3

Wine is a mocker, Strong drink is a brawler, And whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

Another verse to consider: Proverbs 23:31-33

Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it swirls around smoothly;

At the last it bites like a serpent, And stings like a viper.

Your eyes will see strange things, And your heart will utter perverse things.

I have never heard of someone desiring rotting fruit ( fermentation ). Alcohol is made by taking rotten fruit and mixing in sugar. Jesus only drank wine that was not fermented.

Let me know what you think about a pregnant woman drinking alcohol. I am not a licensed medical expert but do know that the fetus carries fluid and nutrition to the unborn child. If the woman is drinking more than the suggested one drink a day, how does that impact the fetus?

Weight Loss BasicsMy personal choice is drinking pure distilled water with electrolytic minerals added back in.

ABC News Alcohol Story

Periscope Alcohol Report

Should Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol ? Please let me know in your comments below.

Be aware that I am not a licensed medical provider and my FDA disclaimer is found on the bottom right of all my websites pages. I have had excellent results with fitness & wellness and promote products & services that I believe in. By taking effective action and using common sense, I am prescription free and living an abundant life of wellness.

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Daniel Parsons

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  • Neil

    I personally would not encourage pregnant women to imbibe alcohol. I certainly believe that 8 alcoholic drinks a week for a pregnant women is too much.

    • Hello Neil,
      There is no benefit to alcohol and it is a toxin so why drink any? Alcohol contains many calories. People don’t put rotting fruit into their mouths!

      • Johnie Lov

        I think its just for the benefit of the doubt. 🙂 There are pregnant woman who eat too much sweets and I think it has the same effect with what you are pertaining to. Or am I wrong?

        • Hello Johnie,
          Alcohol is a toxin for everyone. Cancer feeds on sugar so having too many sweets will also damage your health like you mentioned. I am not saying you cannot have a piece of dark chocolate. Just be mindful of the fact that cancer thrives on sugar. The average North American consumed 4 pounds of sugar a year in 1910. In 2010, the average North American is consuming over 4 pounds of sugar each WEEK.

  • I get really upset when I see pregnant girls drinking and/or smoking. I feel they have a right to put what ever they want to into their own bodies, but to harm their little baby…now that’s a tragedy. They have no say in their development.

    • Hello Jennifer,
      It is sad that toxic substances ( alcohol and tobacco ) are allowed by governments. The health problems these substances cause are overshadowed by the large amounts of money that governments make from taxation of alcohol and tobacco. Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it is good for your health. A story of the man that ate super sized meals at McDonalds every day for a month comes to mind. He went from normal weight to 100 pounds ( 62 Kilos ) overweight in a short time period. The foods have addicting fats, sodium and sugars and that is why people struggle to lose weight once they are over weight.

  • Just a little bit of wine is good for health, too much is not, especially for pregnant women. They should think of their babies first before deciding something. That’s what I think.

    • Hello Viec Lam Long An,
      You can get all the benefits that people get from a glass of wine by just eating the grapes. Alcohol is a toxin to the body.

  • Anne Staley

    Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

    • Hello Anne,
      My mission in life is to help as many people live a life of abundance in every area of their life. Our physical health impacts the rest of our body and our ability to be prosperous also.

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