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Prenatal alcohol exposure increases the risk of miscarriage

Researchers sought to understand the scientific consensus on alcohol exposure during pregnancy and miscarriage. They collected, evaluated, and analyzed research papers related to prenatal alcohol exposure and its negative outcomes. They found combined scientific evidence that shows that pregnant women who drank alcohol had a higher chance of miscarriage, and that having more drinks per week increased a woman’s chance of having a miscarriage.The paper, “Alcohol Use in Pregnancy and Miscarriage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” was funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. It was published in the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
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