December 8, 2011 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #834184midwesternerParticipant
That whole tasting wine by kiddush thingy reminds me of a story that happened to a friend.
Her daughter was applying to move into a college dorm. One of the sections on the application asked (1) do you drink, and (2) how often. Thinking about those little Friday night sips of wine from the Kiddush, she replied yes to the first question, and to the second, she replied “religiously.”
It seemed quite strange when her application was denied for behavioral issues. Upon inquiry it was happily resolved. (Happily only if you approve of girls living on college dorms, or course.)
At the time, the mother sent the story in to “campus Comedy” in reders Digest, and got 300.00 for it when it was published!December 8, 2011 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #834185yahudMember
like everything, the middle way is the one to go. for someone who knows his or her limmit an occasional cup or two does wonders. personal experienceDecember 9, 2011 3:30 am at 3:30 am #834186HalfMember
Wun Uv Meny -So Nu..?December 9, 2011 4:01 am at 4:01 am #834187HealthParticipant
dvorak -“I was told 1 glass of wine per week is OK. Basically, you need to drink quite a lot to actually cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Also, since no one is about to actually subject pregnant women to studies to actually find the line, they err on the side of caution and say no alcohol at all. Most experienced OB’s if you press them will admit that a little bit is fine and will cite the 1-2 glasses per week rule.”
You are failing to differentiate between a possibility and a likelihood. No one can say any amount of alcohol is safe, even if there is a very low possibility of harm!
From the CDC & P:
“Alcohol Use in Pregnancy
There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink and no safe kind of alcohol. CDC urges pregnant women not to drink alcohol any time during pregnancy.
Women also should not drink alcohol if they are planning to become pregnant. This is because a woman could become pregnant and not know for several weeks or more. In the United States half of all pregnancies are unplanned.
FASDs are 100% preventable. If a woman doesn’t drink alcohol while she is pregnant, her child cannot have an FASD.
Why Alcohol is Dangerous
When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, so does her unborn baby. Alcohol in the mother’s blood passes through the placenta to the baby through the umbilical cord. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and a range of lifelong disorders, known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Children with FASDs might have the following characteristics and behaviors:
Abnormal facial features, such as a smooth ridge between the nose and upper lip (this ridge is called the philtrum)
Small head size
Low body weight
Difficulty paying attention
Difficulty in school (especially with math)
Speech and language delays
Intellectual disability or low IQ
Poor reasoning and judgment skills
Sleep and sucking problems as a baby
Vision or hearing problems
Problems with the heart, kidney, or bones
How Much Alcohol is Dangerous
There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant.
When Alcohol is Dangerous
If a woman is drinking alcohol during pregnancy, it is never too late to stop. The sooner a woman stops drinking, the better it will be for both her baby and herself.”December 9, 2011 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #834188miritchkaMember
Health: its good to have someone with medical knowledge share their insights when these topics come up. so thank you!December 9, 2011 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #8341892scentsParticipant
Although I believe that a small amount of alcohol wont really do any harm to mother or fetus.
However it always pays to be on the safe side.December 9, 2011 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #834190oomisParticipant
There is no amount of alcohol that can be GUARANTEED not to cause problems in a pregnancy. Even if it is a “slight” chance, does anyone really want to take that chance? Ask the doctor if he will take achrayus if any of the effects listed by Health were to happen to his patient’s child, since he has said it’s ok.December 10, 2011 5:18 pm at 5:18 pm #834191skiaddictMember
My father told me it says in gemoro that white wine is healthy for pregnant women.December 11, 2011 6:10 am at 6:10 am #834192HealthParticipant
skiaddict -Ask him where this Gemorah is?
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