Contact Us

Is It Okay For Pregnant Women To Drink Wine?

iStockphoto

It’s a question that often comes up after a woman finds out that she’s expecting, and usually people would jump right to “no”, but according to a new article in the Wall Street Journal women might get a different answer. 

According to Emily Oster, women need to take back their pregnancies. In other words, don’t be afraid to have a glass of wine every now and then, and also don’t be afraid to have coffee.

Emily was pregnant a few years ago, and while her doctors couldn’t give her an actual number as to how much is too much, she decided to do some research. While her doctors told her it was “probably fine” to have a glass of wine, she wanted to know for sure. She found a study done in Australia that took expecting mothers and tested them after drinking.

One of the biggest concerns when it comes to drinking wine when your pregnant is your baby’s IQ. This study concluded that the occasional drink could be helpful:

Children of women who had an occasional drink during early pregnancy scored an average of three points higher then children of women who abstained.

The data that she also came across also couldn’t prove that drinking a glass of wine a day or so had any affect on the babies development.

It’s not the only taboo when it comes to pregnancy. Coffee, hair dye and exercise is often frowned upon, but she found that you can do all of this in moderation.

You can see her full study here.

[Wall Street Journal]

More From FUN 107

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://fun107.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on FUN 107 - The Southcoast's #1 Hit Music Station! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on FUN 107 - The Southcoast's #1 Hit Music Station! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!