I think the message has got to be very clear - no alcohol is what people understand
– Dr Mary Mather
In the UK advice to pregnant mums about drinking is often conflicting and confusing. Many mothers say they received no advice about how much alcohol to consume during pregnancy while others are told it was fine to drink one to two units a week.
In a new documentary called Exposure: When Pregnant Women Drink, experts warn that foetuses stop breathing and moving for up to two hours after the mother consumes just one unit of alcohol. They say that consuming even small amounts during pregnancy can be dangerous with booze being more harmful to the baby than heroin, cocaine, cannabis and cigarettes.
Today we are joined by Jade, who suffers from Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and her adoptive mum Alison. We also welcome Dr Mary Mather who warns expectant mums that alcohol is a poison and that the safest option is to steer clear completely.