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Dr. Jennifer Shu and her team of pediatricians answer your health questions.

Dr. Jennifer Shu

Question & Answer

Question

Is there any kind of alcohol that is safe to drink during pregnancy?

Answer

‚ÄčThere is no safe type of alcoholic beverage. Red wine is no safer than white wine, beer, or mixed drinks, since all contain alcohol.

Research evidence indicates that even drinking small amounts of alcohol while pregnant can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, prematurity, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

For more information, see Where We Stand: Alcohol During Pregnancy

Source: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Toolkit (Copyright © American Academy of Pediatrics 2012)