Guest column: How to do holiday parties while pregnant

The Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility Project

qgpofgwp6uku9syah3m3Amy Hendricks: Retrieved from http://www.citizen-times.com/story/life/family/2017/11/19/guest-column-how-do-holiday-parties-while-pregnant/850207001/

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is upon us. We’re decorating, baking cookies, going to holiday parties, shopping in a frenzy for that perfect gift, gathering with family. Maybe squeezing in that “girls night out” where everyone has promised to not exchange gifts, but to just celebrate the season with friendship, great food and drinks. This can be the most wonderful time of the year. But when pregnant or trying to get pregnant, it can be challenging to face the decision about whether to celebrate the season with or without alcohol.

Drinking and pregnancy

Why is this decision so important?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology, and the American Academy of Pediatricians, “there is no safe amount of alcohol, no safe type of alcohol and no safe time to drink when a woman is pregnant.” And…

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