What Happens If You Drink Before You Know You’re Pregnant? New Research Has A Scary Answer

Trying to have a baby? You might want to hold off on the alcohol — even if you’re not sure whether you’re pregnant yet! According to the Huffing Post, new research on mice suggests that a mother’s drinking — even in the first three weeks of pregnancy — may create changes in the genes of the embryo that can cause permanent damage. In light of the findings, the researchers suggest that women would be wise to cut back on drinking, or avoid alcohol altogether, as soon as they make the decision to get pregnant.

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