March of Dimes Statement on Women and Alcohol Consumption

Is it safe to drink alcohol while pregnant according to the March of Dimes?

The March of Dimes recommends that pregnant women do not drink any alcohol—including beer, wine, wine coolers, and hard liquor— throughout their pregnancy and while nursing.

In addition, because women often do not know they are pregnant for a few months, women who may be pregnant or those who are attempting to become pregnant should abstain from alcoholic beverages.

Read More:
How Alcohol Affects Pregnancy
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
Male Impact of Alcohol Use During Pregnancy
Pregnancy Safety Guide