Your providers at Professionals for Women’s Health request that you abstain from all alcohol use if you are trying to conceive,
if you are pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Alcohol Syndrome is a direct result of alcohol ingestion
during pregnancy and is the leading preventable
cause of mental retardation. Other adverse effects
include facial abnormalities, decreased height,
hyperactivity, problems with learning, attention,
memory, problem solving, poor coordination,
impulsiveness, and speech and hearing impairments
that persists into adolescence and adulthood.
No one knows if there is a threshold below which
alcohol can be consumed without harming the fetus.
Because of this, we recommend that pregnant and
breastfeeding women abstain from alcohol use, pending
confirmation of alcohol’s role in fetal development.