Alcohol and Pregnancy Don’t Mix
“It is estimated that 25–35% of women in Ukraine consume alcohol during pregnancy. As a result, the country has one of the highest rates of fetal alcohol syndrome cases (50 cases per 10 000) in the world. This concerning situation has spurred a nationwide campaign to inform pregnant women about the devastating effects of alcohol on the fetus.” World Health Organization February, 2019
“When talking about a pregnant woman, harm from alcohol may not be obvious right away, but it may appear many years later through health problems in a child. Therefore, we urge women to completely refrain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy.” Volodymyr Kurpita, Director-General of the Centre for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.