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