Many, many women have had small or moderate amounts of alcohol, taken medicines and have had a multitude of experiences prior to discovering that they were pregnant. Certainly we know that alcohol abuse during pregnancy can be harmful to a growing baby and can cause what is known as “fetal alcohol syndrome”. Unless your alcohol consumption was excessive, your baby is extremely likely to be completely healthy. I understand how hard it is not to worry but it is not good for either you or your baby. Reassure yourself by talking with your practitioner and most importantly, now that you are pregnant, stay away from alcohol and drugs and enjoy your pregnancy. It is such a special time.
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