Pregnant women and those trying to conceive should avoid alcohol, according to revised government guidance. The advice is not a result of new scientific evidence but has been introduced to provide a stronger, more consistent message for the whole of the UK, said the Department of Health. The last DoH survey of pregnant women showed that 9 per cent were still drinking above recommended levels.

Pregnant women and those trying to conceive should avoid alcohol, according to revised government guidance. The advice is not a result of new scientific evidence but has been introduced to provide a stronger, more consistent message for the whole of the UK, said the Department of Health. The last DoH survey of pregnant women showed that 9 per cent were still drinking above recommended levels.