Should you drink if you're pregnant?
Message in The Montreal Gazette, Tuesday, September 27, 1983

The question is very much in the news these days.

Studies are being done in many countries to determine the effect of alcohol on unborn children, but because the investigation is still so young, and because mothers' ligestyles are so varied, medical people have yet to reach a unanimous conclusion.

So if you drink, go very easy. Too much beer, wine or spirits canbe harmful to the child you're carrying -- and not good for you either.

Your wisest move would be to ask for and follow your doctor's guidelines. Our advice: why not put a hold on the drinking during pregnancy? You could be saving yourself doubt and worry.

After all, nothing is more worth celebrating than the birth of a healthy child.

We believe in moderation and we've been saying so since 1934