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Table 2 Physicians recommendations to women regarding alcohol use during pregnancy

From: A survey of physicians knowledge regarding awareness of maternal alcohol use and the diagnosis of FAS.

Recommendation % physicians
The amount of alcohol considered safe for the fetus is unknown 57.5
No alcohol is recommended throughout pregnancy 65.0
No alcohol is recommended in the first trimester only 5.0
A glass of wine or beer occasionally is not likely to be of concern 53.8
Other (indicates options not listed above) 2.5
  1. Some physicians selected more than one option