New statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a new warning to women of childbearing age.
Although there have been studies that have hinted that a little alcohol might be harmless during pregnancy, a leading U.S. pediatricians’ group has issued a new warning that no amount of drinking is safe while pregnant.
It published its new statement in part to update health workers and the public.
“The only guarantee of having no effects from alcohol is no prenatal alcohol exposure,” said Dr. Janet Williams, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center and co-author of the new statement and report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
The AAP’s statement “is an important stand to take, and hopefully it will lead to less stigma associated with [fetal alcohol spectrum disorders] and to more access to and uptake of prevention and treatment services.” http://1.usa.gov/1M4urcS
To read the complete report the source is : Janet Williams, M.D., professor, pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; Janni Niclasen, Ph.D., assistant professor, psychology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Christina Chambers, Ph.D.,M.P.H., professor, pediatrics, Center for Better Beginnings, University of California, San Diego; November 2015, Pediatrics