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International Healthcare News: Safest to avoid alcohol while pregnant

Expatriate healthcare customers who are expecting a child have been advised that it is safest to avoid alcohol altogether during pregnancy.

Jacqui Clinton, health campaigns director for Tommy's, explained that the number of conflicting studies and mixed messages surrounding alcohol consumption during pregnancy mean that its safest just to simply not drink.

The comments come after a report in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth journal showed that research tends to conflict when it comes to drinking during pregnancy.

Expatriate health insurance customers could always talk to their doctor if they would like reassurance about safe alcohol levels.

Ms Clinton also noted that there are a number of other lifestyle factors that can increase the chances of a premature birth.

Smoking, a poor diet, stress and being under or overweight are some of these risks.

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