Why do Germans drink during pregnancy?

by Roberta Garofalo - 2015.03.20
Why do Germans drink during pregnancy?
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A survey has found that 44% of pregnant German women ignore the permanent damage that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause their unborn child. The figure is part of a detailed and alarming report from a recent study by Drogenbeauftragte. It also emerged that about 8% of pregnant women in Germany routinely drink alcohol, despite the possible consequences for the foetus, which include cognitive disorders and behavioural problems, stunted growth and facial or organ deformities. It is estimated that every year in Germany about 2,000 babies are diagnosed with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.

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