Some women are continuing to drink alcohol while pregnant despite warnings from medical experts, research shows. via Pregnant women continuing to drink alcohol despite warnings from medical experts - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
ALCOHOLIC drinks may soon have to warn women against consuming them if pregnant. It was one of the recommendations made to the Australian Government in its report on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. FASD is a potential consequence of consuming booze while expecting. A child born with FASD will have a smaller head and brain defects [...]
Evidence-based pregnancy warning labels on alcohol products are cost effective, have the potential to prevent cases of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and should be mandatory, according to government research. Yet these findings run counter to a decision made by the Ministerial Council on Food Regulation last year to allow the industry to continue with their [...]