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October 31, 2008

Source: Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/68799/Wine-during-pregnancy-helps-control-your-child-

Pregnant women who have the odd glass of wine are less likely to have children with behavioural problems than those who abstain from alcohol, experts claimed yesterday.

New research suggests that a couple of units a week – equal to a glass of wine – may actually reduce the risk of the unborn child suffering from cognitive problems.

Researchers at University College London, who studied data on 12,495 three-year-olds, said: “Children born to light drinkers were less likely to have problems compared with children of abstinent mothers, although children of heavy drinkers were more likely.”

September 24, 2003

Source: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-193417/Wine-helps-women-conceive.html

A glass of wine in the evening boosts a woman’s chances of falling pregnant quickly, a new study shows.

Those who drink a moderate amount of red or white wine stand a better chance of conceiving within two months than women who prefer beer and spirits, or do not drink at all.

Of nearly 30,000 pregnant women, researchers found half conceived in the first two months of trying, while 15 per cent had to wait at least a year.

But those who regularly drank wine were almost a third less likely to wait more than a year. They stood 23 per cent less chance of waiting longer than two months before conceiving than teetotallers, or beer or spirit drinkers.

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