When we heard about a California woman who was refused a glass of wine by her waiter while out for dinner, we couldn’t help but wonder how many pregnant women give up their guilty pleasures all together during pregnancy.
In a study from the Center For Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, we see the breakdown of substance use during pregnancy by race. We were shocked to see that 1 in 5 women smoke while they’re pregnant!
And a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey found that 1 in 13 pregnant women in the U.S. drink alcohol. And among the pregnant drinkers, 1 in 5 women admitted to going on at least one binge — having four or more drinks at once.
But don’t blame the youth! Pregnant women ages 35 to 44 were the biggest drinkers.
Let’s do our own study.
What did you consume regularly during pregnancy?