Alcohol Use During Pregnancy

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May 8, 2016
Did you know:
From 2011-2013 about half of the women in the child bearing age range (18-44) reported alcohol use. Among pregnant women, the highest prevalence of use was among those that were 35-44 years old, college graduates, and single. 
  • 1 in 5 women aged 18-44 reported binge drinking in the past 30 days when this study was taken.
  • 1 in 10 PREGNANT women aged 18-44 reported binge drinking in the past 30 days.
Alcohol use during pregnancy is associated with a range of adverse reproductive outcomes and can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, characterized by lifelong physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities (
Approximately half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, and alcohol-related fetal harm can occur in early pregnancy, potentially before a woman recognizes that she is pregnant. Therefore, the best time to assess alcohol consumption and inform women about health consequences to them and their child is before pregnancy. (

 For more information on alcohol use during pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Vital Signs topic page.