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Tag Archives: Pregnancy

• Preggers? Study says no alcohol for you. Not even one drop.

Preggers? Study says no alcohol for you. Not even one drop.

Is nine months too long to be on the wagon? It might not even be nine months given that you’re already pregnant when you find out so it might be just eight months. This from a new study clinical study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. “The study said no amount of alcohol intake […]

• So Alaska Is Putting Pregnancy Tests In Bar Bathrooms. But Not Birth Control.

So Alaska Is Putting Pregnancy Tests In Bar Bathrooms. But Not Birth Control.

If you live in Alaska, there’s something new coming to a bar near you: free pregnancy tests in the restrooms. Why? Because Alaska has the highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the country, and state officials are trying to figure out how to address it. The tests are part of a new two-year initiative […]

• Australia puts health warnings on booze bottles

Australia puts health warnings on booze bottles

Australia’s liquor industry launched a voluntary program to label its products with health warnings Tuesday, possibly to pre-empt future criticism that it is contributing to excessive drinking that is part of the national culture. About 80 percent of alcohol sold in the country – beer, wine and spirits – will carry the warnings, primarily aimed […]

• Diageo advises pregnant women on dangers of alcohol

Diageo advises pregnant women on dangers of alcohol

Pregnant women will be lectured on the dangers of drinking alcohol – in a  programme bankrolled by the world’s biggest spirits company. Diageo – which is behind drinks including Guinness, Baileys and Smirnoff Ice – will pay £4million so midwives can tell expectant mothers what most already know: to avoid alcohol. The British Medical Association […]

• Frank Bruni Meditates On Booze-Selling Ploys

Frank Bruni Meditates On Booze-Selling Ploys

Celestial Come-Ons and Other Booze-Selling Ploys

• Not exactly a new idea, Pink wants to name her baby after whiskey

Not exactly a new idea, Pink wants to name her baby after whiskey

The singer is just one of hundreds of new parents to turn to the bottle for inspiration. If she has a boy, pregnant Pink says she’ll call him Jameson after her favourite tipple. Although she didn’t say whether or not it had featured at the conception. But Pink and her husband Carey Hart aren’t the […]

• Mothers-to-be prefer to keep off booze despite study

Mothers-to-be prefer to keep off booze despite study

Despite a new study giving pregnant women the go-ahead to drink alcohol, Rotorua mums, midwives and doctors advise otherwise. Research from an English study suggests light drinking (one to two glasses of alcohol per week) during pregnancy does not harm a child’s behavioural or intellectual development. In fact the Millennium Cohort Study showed children born […]

• Unborn babies able to distinguish good wine from the cheap stuff, finds study

Unborn babies able to distinguish good wine from the cheap stuff, finds study

Having proved that light to moderate drinking during pregnancy has no detrimental effect on the foetus, doctors now also believe that a mother’s occasional glass of wine can help their unborn child to develop a sophisticated wine-tasting palate which will stand them in good stead in later life. ‘Our research showed that as little as […]

• Hey, Baby, Want a Little Booze With That Amniotic Fluid?

Hey, Baby, Want a Little Booze With That Amniotic Fluid?

You’re a fetus living in a one-womb apartment in London. Every day, it’s the same old grind. You give your mum a few swift kicks, develop some new brain cells, knock back some amniotic fluid and go to bed. How boring. And let’s face it: Amniotic fluid just doesn’t have any kick to it. Go […]

• OK to tipple during pregnancy

OK to tipple during pregnancy

“Tired of the zero-tolerance hysteria — no alcohol, soft cheeses, fish or hair dye — that treats pregnancy like an affliction, they’re embracing a European attitude and indulging in the occasional glass of vino.”