The Centers for Disease
Control is offering some controversial
new advice .
aimed at preventing fetal alcohol syndrome.
The C-D-C says women hoping to get pregnant should
stop drinking altogether once they stop using birth
They say 3 million women are at risk of exposing a
developing baby to alcohol by drinking when they don't
know they may be pregnant.
local doctors say the chances of a small amount of
alcohol early in pregnancy affecting a baby are extremely
When people have looked at that, it's really associated
with consistent patterns of alcohol use.
You know, four drinks or more on a very consistant
Doctors say if you're in the earliest stages of the
a couple of drinks won't hurt the baby.
but don't make it a regular occurrence.