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Oz Mothers Take Alcohol During Pregnancy Numbering Four in Five

By Religare

Aussies pregnant women take drinks as they are not well aware of health problems. So, the number of intake has gone to four out of every five woman, revealed the expert.

The study has shown, drinking habits of more than 1200 young mothers as part of a major research.

One the other hand, many pregnant mothers indulged in low alcoholic intake, while some drank averagely and some others drank heavily.

Lead author Jennifer Powers, of the University of Newcastle, said there was no relevant proof in risk of consuming alcohol during pregnancy either low or moderate. With this women were left in 'no person"s land" about the problem.

With different studies and helps as well as delay in research over the years, led women to take drinks during pregnancy even if of low intake, said Powers. quoted Powers as saying, “While it"s totally clear a lot of alcohol is bad for the baby. There is no evidence of harm for small amounts of alcohol, but neither is there evidence there"s no harm."

The year 2001 information focused on low intake from zero and then in year 2009 came to no alcohol. This confused women and health practitioners.

“It is important that the large group of women who drink alcohol at low to moderate levels receive clear and consistent messages from health professionals," said Powers.

The research was published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Story first published: Monday, June 21, 2010, 17:45 [IST]
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