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Drinking a little alcohol early in pregnancy may be okay

Posted September 10, 2013, 3:13 pm, Updated November 19, 2015, 10:16 am Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications The usual message to pregnant women: Donít drink any alcohol. Clearly alcohol use can cause major problems for the pregnant woman and her baby. But small amounts of alcohol early in pregnancy may not risk the motherís health and the health of their babies as much as previously believed. Minimal alcohol…

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