|Women who drink heavily in the early stages of pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely, even if they stop after the first trimester, a new study has shown.
The study of 4,719 Australian women found that there was almost an 80 per cent higher risk of premature birth among women who drank heavily in the first third of pregnancy and then stopped.
Babies born before 40 weeks tend to run the risk of health problems at birth and in years to come.
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