Following on the heels of the last few posts of the 99 day journey to FASDay, addictions aside which require more intensive support, just stop drinking alcohol if you discover are pregnant. And partners should stop drinking alcohol in order to offer support.
Although having had a couple of drinks before you knew you were pregnant isn’t ideal, it is somewhat common. “Half the women in the U.S. drink alcohol and half of all pregnancies are unplanned, so there are many cases of women realizing they drank before discovering they’re expecting,” says Robert Sokol, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. It may be difficult not to worry, but do your best not dwell on the past. “Once you’re pregnant, stop drinking,” Dr. Sokol says.
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