Avoid Alcohol During Pregnancy, Claims CAMH

Avoid Alcohol During Pregnancy, Claims CAMH

A new study done by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), confirms the fact that heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy adds to the danger of many complications including the low birth weight preterm birth.

After reviewing 36 studies previously done on the same topic, an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology made the report public.

The study also evaluated that if a pregnant women consumes 36 grams alcohol, then the risk of having a preterm birth is increased by 23% and it further increases the risk of having a low birth weight and small size baby.

Dr. Jayadeep Patra, a research scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto commented that the evaluation points towards that fact that the drinking during pregnancy which is done ahead of light consumption surely adds to the risks of dangerous outcomes for both the mother and the baby.

He further added that although it is difficult to measure the number of alcohol units present in the glass, the best way to remain safe is that during her pregnancy a pregnant mother should withdraw drinking.