March of Dimes Statement on Women and Alcohol Consumption:

  • No level of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven safe.
  • 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.