Pregnancy & Alcohol consumption

We all know that expectant mothers shouldn't drink alcohol. It could harm their baby. Right?

New research from Denmark found that five year olds whose mothers drank low to moderate levels of alcohol during early pregnancy showed no ill effects.

In this case, low to moderate levels of alcohol translate to one and eight drinks a week.

The study found that drinking alcohol during pregnancy that exceeded the "moderate" threshold, was associated with a lower attention span among children in that age group.

Despite the findings, experts say, the cardinal rules for expectant mothers should not be broken-- don't drink.

The findings appear in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.