March 11, 2014 | Georgie

I wouldn't even consider drinking during pregnancy, but there are many who do. The NHS currently advises pregnant women to avoid alcohol, and certainly to drink no more than two units twice a week.

Researchers report that even drinking at this limit during early pregnancy increases the chance of a premature birth. It's well established that heavy drinking is a bad idea for expectant mothers, but the risks of smaller amounts of alcohol are still being debated.

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No more than two units of alcohol twice a week is the recommended limit during pregnancy.

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