Gwyneth Paltrow was outed for drinking a Guinness while pregnant, but a new study claims she may not have done anything risky. Seems British docs think two glasses of wine a week or the equivalent doesn’t add up to developmental problems in kids.
We think they’re off-base. A fetus’s alcohol tolerance level is unknowable. And we don’t know what environmental stressors may switch on genes that pass along vulnerability to alcoholism or learning disabilities. The responsible thing is to say no to anything that might cause problems for your baby.
Stress can follow you around when you’re pregnant — your body is going through dramatic changes, and your emotional life may be too. So, if you need to unwind, check out our book “YOU: Having a Baby” (it’s at the library), and try these alternative stress-relievers.
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Dr. Michael Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. For more information go to www.sharecare.com.