When you become pregnant, there’s a few lifestyle changes you know you need to make in order to keep you and baby healthy. Quitting smoking, increasing the number of vitamins and minerals in your diet and cutting out alcohol, are all recommended to ensure the pregnancy progresses as it should.
However, while you may know things such as alcohol can be harmful to baby, you may not fully understand why. It also doesn’t help that laws regarding drinking alcohol during pregnancy differ between states. So, why should alcohol be avoided during pregnancy and do you really need to eliminate it completely?