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Module 2: Effects of Alcohol on the Fetus

12-ounce beer equals 5-ounce glass of wine equals 1.5 ounces of liquor

Types of Alcohol That Can Cause Damage

No form of alcohol is safe for a fetus. Any alcohol, including beer, wine, hard liquor, and wine coolers, can be harmful. A 12-ounce beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, and 1.5 ounces of liquor all contain the same amount of alcohol. Each of these is considered a "standard drink."

So-called "alcohol-free" beers and wines may actually contain some alcohol. It is important to check the label for alcohol content.

Check labels for alcohol content

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