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Saturday, 28 September 2013

'I refuse to have serving alcohol to pregnant women on my conscience': What bartender 'told humiliated banker after she asked for a small glass of red wine'

Jane Hampson usually has one 125ml glass of red wine a week with a meal

From Daily Mail

A mother-to-be has said she was left 'humiliated' after she was refused a small glass of wine because she is heavily pregnant.
Jane Hampson, 37, said she would usually enjoy one 125ml glass of red wine a week with a meal after reading research which suggested it was medically acceptable.
But the Deutsche Bank worker, who is overdue with her first baby, was left dumbfounded after a barman at Pi bar, in Liverpool, told her: 'Sorry, I can't serve you.'
When she asked him why, the bartender said: 'I refuse to have serving alcohol to pregnant women on my conscience.'
The exchange attracted the attention of other customers at the busy bar as Miss Hampson and her partner Alistair Townend, 37, asked for an explanation.
Miss Hampson said they eventually left the bar out of embarrassment and bought a glass of red wine elsewhere.
The NHS currently advises pregnant women should drink no more than one to two units of alcohol once or twice a week - the equivalent of a 125ml glass of wine.


Research: Miss Hampson, who describes herself as health-conscious, said she has done 'extensive research on the effects of drinking alcohol when pregnant'

DRINKING WHILE PREGNANT


According to NHS guidelines, too much exposure to alcohol can seriously affect an unborn baby's development.
Pregnant women are therefore advised to avoid drinking alcohol if pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
For those who do choose to drink, the NHS advises not to drink more than one to two units of alcohol once or twice a week.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises pregnant women should avoid alcohol in the first three months in particular.
Women who drink heavily during pregnancy risk their baby developing foetal alcohol syndrome. Children with this syndrome have restricted growth, facial abnormalities and learning and behavioural disorders.
Source: nhs.uk


Is it really worth the risk to consume ANY alcohol while pregnant?
 

3 comments:

  1. She suppose not to even complained in the first place. Drinking is bad for pregnant woman end of discussion.

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  2. The bar attendant did a good job.... I hope we have many people like that

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