Moderate Drinking in Early Pregnancy Branded “Safe”

This Article is taken from BBC NEWS Drinking a low or moderate level of alcohol in early pregnancy is not linked to developmental problems in five-year-olds, researchers say. The Danish research, published in the BJOG journal, suggested one to eight drinks a week was not linked to harm. In Denmark a standard drink has 12g of alcohol, compared with the UK’s 7.9g. UK pregnant women are advised not to drink, but experts say those who do should have no more than one or two units, once or twice a week. Heavy drinking during pregnancy is known to be linked to […]


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About Doctor and Daughter – text

  Roger Marwood is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.  He has 40 years experience working in a busy NHS hospital and has personally supervised around  20 000 pregnancies and countless deliveries. He is a past president of the Royal Society of Medicine and has worked extensively for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Rebecca Maberly is his eldest daughter who gave birth to her first child last year.