Karen "Tinybites" Hamilton is expecting! As makes sense for a food-blogger, she talks about a lot of the food-and-drink changes this has brought to her life.
And of course, there's the drinking thing. You're not supposed to drink while pregnant, right?
In this Very Special Episode of Wired Cola, we'd like to urge you to drink a little bit. Science is on your side.
Key point from that page: moderate consumption, and we're talking 1-2 drinks/day here, has no measurably negative effect on your baby, and may be modestly better for their development.
The always-reliable (or at least in this case, impressively footnoted) Wikipedia article on the subject is straightforward:
A review of research studies found that fetal alcohol syndrome only occurred among alcoholics; no apparent risk to the child occurred when the pregnant women consumed no more than one drink per day.... An analysis of seven medical research studies involving over 130,000 pregnancies found that consuming two to 14 drinks per week did not increase the risk of giving birth to a child with either malformations or fetal alcohol syndrome.
So there you go. it's ok to drink a bit while pregnant, it's not ok to have an alcohol problem while pregnant. Science is still working on how soon it is acceptable to return to alcoholism after giving birth; when there's a definitive answer, Wired Cola will let you know.