Michael Y. Park
An American friend living in Europe came across one of the starker cultural differences between our Old World cousins and us when she became pregnant. While her new condition automatically meant, for her, politely declining wine, beer and liquor, her French sister-in-law, painfully gravid at eight months, was still filling up her wine glass and smoking like a chimney.
Both my friend and her sister-in-law have since had beautiful, healthy babies. The sister-in-law's takeaway? Drinking while pregnant isn't that big a deal. My friend's conclusion? Her sister-in-law was lucky.
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They're smart enough not to turn a difference of opinion on medical matters turn into a family feud, but for those of us who don't have to see each other on holidays, the question of whether you can safely drink while pregnant can be as divisive as the government shutdown or Obamacare. Even obstetricians aren't in lockstep--only two-thirdsRead More »from Drinking While Pregnant