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Dr Ellie Lee: Is it OK to have a drink while pregnant?

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Friday, 19 May 2017, 8:48a.m.
How women are advised when it comes to drinking alcohol while pregnant, is being questioned by experts in the UK. (Getty Images)

How women are advised when it comes to drinking alcohol while pregnant, is being questioned by experts in the UK.

British guidelines changed last year.

Medical professionals used to say one or two drinks a week was ok, now they advise against drinking any alcohol at all.

But parenting and birthing experts believe the way that message is being conveyed can be harmful to women, and some consider abortion because of fears they've caused irreparable harm.

Director of parenting culture studies at Kent University, Dr Ellie Lee told Mike Hosking alcohol is just one issue pregnant women have to deal with.

She said they're increasingly viewed as 'risky incubators' and many things they do, may be unreliable.

LISTEN ABOVE TO MIKE HOSKING'S CHAT WITH DR ELLIE LEE

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