The "just a glass of wine with dinner" and "me mum said somedays, the only thing she could keep down was a Guiness" crowds just got a little thinner today.
The UK government just changed their official recommendation about drinking alcohol during pregnancy from "no more than two units a day once or twice a week" to "avoid alcohol if pregnant or trying to conceive."
The change was apparently prompted by an increased sense of caution and a desire to give clearer advice, not by any new research findings or scientific studies. Or as the head of the National Childbirth Trust said in criticizing the switch, "Pregnant women need more evidence and less advice."
Don't we all? That should be a t-shirt. I gotta say, when the Mormon guy sides with the NCT boozers, you can be pretty sure you botched the drinking policy.
Pregnant? Then don't touch alcohol is latest health advice [guardian via tmn]