Alcohol And Fertility Don’t Mix

At Restore our acupuncturists support patients through their fertility journey, whether natural or IVF cycles. 

One of the first directives given to patients of the clinic is they must strictly limit their alcohol consumption when trying to fall pregnant. 

Research published in the British Medical Journal discusses the fact that women with high or frequent alcohol intake have higher rates of menstrual disorders and irregular menstrual periods.  Pregnant women with high alcohol intake also have a higher incidence of miscarriages, placental abruption, preterm deliveries, and stillbirths than other women.

The National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia’s peak body on developing national health advice, recommends that for women who are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding, not drinking alcohol is the safest option.

 

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