Alcohol Use During Pregnancy

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May 8, 2016
Did you know:
From 2011-2013 about half of the women in the child bearing age range (18-44) reported alcohol use. Among pregnant women, the highest prevalence of use was among those that were 35-44 years old, college graduates, and single. 
  • 1 in 5 women aged 18-44 reported binge drinking in the past 30 days when this study was taken.
  • 1 in 10 PREGNANT women aged 18-44 reported binge drinking in the past 30 days.
Alcohol use during pregnancy is associated with a range of adverse reproductive outcomes and can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, characterized by lifelong physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities (CDC.gov)
Approximately half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, and alcohol-related fetal harm can occur in early pregnancy, potentially before a woman recognizes that she is pregnant. Therefore, the best time to assess alcohol consumption and inform women about health consequences to them and their child is before pregnancy. (CDC.gov)

 For more information on alcohol use during pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Vital Signs topic page.