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J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2012 Nov;25(11):2186-9. doi: 10.3109/14767058.2012.684107. Epub 2012 May 15.

Foetal and neonatal outcomes in women reporting ingestion of low or very low alcohol intake during pregnancy.

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  • 1Korean Motherisk Program, Seoul, South Korea. hanjungyeol@yahoo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This study aimed to assess the pregnancy outcomes of women who reported social intake of low or very low alcohol levels during pregnancy.

METHODS:

Obstetric and foetal outcomes were assessed in a prospective cohort of 1667 pregnant women who reported low or very low alcohol consumption during pregnancy (cases) and 1840 alcohol-abstainer women (controls).

RESULTS:

Among cases, alcohol consumption occurred during the first 4.4 (median) weeks of pregnancy, with a median ingestion of 1.0 (0.01-6.0) drinks/week, equivalent to 7.6 (0.09-47.5) g/week. Cigarette smoking was reported approximately four times more often in the exposed group than in the controls (p < 0.001). Pregnancy outcomes were similar between groups. There were 37 (2.4%) babies born with malformations in the exposed group and 41 (2.4%) in the control group (p = 0.9).

CONCLUSIONS:

Low-to-very low levels of alcohol ingestion during pregnancy do not appear to be associated with adverse maternal or foetal outcomes.

PMID:
22524896
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