An equal volume of alcohol can affect fetuses in different ways. It is likely that babies have varying degrees of vulnerability. The genetic characteristics of the baby are also a factor.
In addition, the time of exposure to alcohol is of significance, as are factors such as the mother’s age, health and lifestyle. Alcohol can harm the fetus in all phases of pregnancy.
There is no safe amount or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy or when planning a pregnancy. The health authorities therefore recommend total abstinence during pregnancy.