Actress Rachel Weisz, 35, who gave birth to son Henry Chance Aronofsky in May, caused controversy when talked about drinking alcohol while being pregnant. When asked at the premiere of Fountain whether having a glass of wine during pregnancy is fine, she replied: "Personally I do. They say not in the first three months though, but I think that after that it’s fine. I mean in Europe they drink it". Her comments were received as "ill-informed" and "dangerous".
Scientists have different views on this. UK guidelines say it is okay for pregnant women to drink one or two units; one or two small glasses of wine once or twice a week. However, in USA and Canada, complete abstinence of drinking is advised for expectant mothers. A Department of Health spokeswoman said: "We recommend a guideline of one or two units of alcohol once or twice a week, at any stage of pregnancy. The principal outcome from our scientific tests is that for most, there is no adverse effects for low to moderate pre-natal alcohol consumption. Women should stick to these guidelines even if they are trying for a baby."
We ask you to take Weisz’s comments calmly. She was born and raised in the UK so she has different views than our American readers.
What did your doctor advise you on alcohol consumption during your pregnancy?
Source: The Daily Mail
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