Brits: “Knocking one back when knocked up A-OK”
The Britain’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence released a study stating that their experts have found “no consistent evidence” that low-to-moderate alcohol consumption will pose any risk to the unborn child after the first trimester. They did add CYA to their own report by adding that they could not rule out risk completely. They also mentioned that alcohol consumption might increase the risk of miscarriage during the first three months.
The Institute recommended that the soon-to-be-moms limit their consumption to 1.5 servings per day. The report has caught many other countries by surprise (but British expectant mothers are delighted), since most research has shown alcohol consumption to be harmful. Experts are still submitting recommendations, and the final report will be out next March.
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I live in Denver, Colorado. This blog is everything about beer, wine, cider, mead and other spirits.
I am a avid homebrewer and winemaker. I’ve been making my own beer and wine for many years. I started making beer when I was in college (mostly because the drinking age in the United States is 21). My first few beers were horrible. The beers are much better now, and I often supply my neighborhood with free beer! It is a great hobby!