‘Getting drunk won’t harm my baby’, say 10% of pregnant women: Shocking poll reveals how many mothers-to-be smoke, drink too much caffeine and eat ‘forbidden’ foods
- 20% of pregnant women drink alcohol and 10% smoke when expecting
- Half drink more caffeine than is advised and a third eat ‘forbidden foods’
- More than a third of women said they did this as they ‘couldn’t go without’
- But 91% said they felt judged by others for indulging in these behaviours
One in ten pregnant women do not believe getting drunk will do any harm to their unborn baby.
A poll found one in five women drink alcohol while expecting, with almost half of these mothers saying they didn’t think becoming intoxicated would do any damage.
A further 10 per cent of women admitted to smoking when pregnant, while almost half (44 per cent) said they drank more caffeine than is recommended.