|Scare stories about pregnancy need to be taken with a pinch of salt, according to a medical expert.
Dr Debbie Wake, specialist registrar and researcher at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, said pregnancy in the 2000s may be less risky, but there are new challenges, including "making sense of medical research".
"Medical research should not always be taken at face value, and should be put into the wider context", she wrote in the Scotsman.
In her article, Dr Wake used examples of research on fish, alcohol, coffee and chocolate intake during pregnancy that have "produced inconsistent and contradictory results".
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