Wine dur­ing preg­nancy ‘helps con­trol your child’

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PREG­NANT women who have the odd glass of wine are less likely to have chil­dren with be­havioural prob­lems than those who ab­stain from al­co­hol, ex­perts claimed yes­ter­day.

New re­search sug­gests that a cou­ple of units a week – equal to a glass of wine – may ac­tu­ally re­duce the risk of the un­born child suf­fer­ing from cog­ni­tive prob­lems.

The find­ings are in stark con­trast to ad­vice from the Depart­ment of Health, which ad­vises women to avoid al­co­hol com­pletely dur­ing preg­nancy. Only if women must drink does it say that one to two units con­sumed on one or two days of the week are safe.

But re­searchers at Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Lon­don, who stud­ied data on 12,495 three-year-olds, said: “Chil­dren born to light drinkers were less likely to have prob­lems com­pared with chil­dren of ab­sti­nent moth­ers, al­though chil­dren of heavy drinkers were more likely.”

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