Q: What effect can drinking alcohol before and during pregnancy have?

A: Consuming alcohol before and during pregnancy increases the risk of:no alcohol during pregnancy sign

Heavy drinkers are two to four times more likely to have a miscarriage between the fourth and sixth months of pregnancy than are nondrinkers. A recent Danish study found that women who drank five or more drinks a week were three times more likely to have a stillborn baby than women who had fewer than one drink a week.