Friday, February 20, 2015


Just saw this article on Yahoo:

Jill Duggar Stirs Debate With Photo — But Is Drinking While Pregnant Really So Bad?
Elise SoléSenior WriterFebruary 20, 2015
Photo: Instagram/Derick Dillard
Pregnant Jill Duggar Dillard, star of “19 Kids and Counting,” recently sparked outcry after her husband Derick Dillard posted a photo onInstagram of the couple’s Valentine’s Day celebration —chocolate, a Bible, and two champagne glasses of bubbly. The liquid was seemingly apple cider (squint to decipher the bottle’s label), however, the reality star received an onslaught of criticism. “Very inappropriate,” wrote one commenter. “You shouldn’t post pictures of you drinking alcohol pregnant,” said another. “It’s dangerous for you and the baby.” Others defended the star by saying, “However you celebrate is your choice.”
Jill, who is due in March, hasn’t weighed in on the controversy, but drinking alcohol during pregnancy has always been a hot topic. One in eight pregnant women report consuming one alcoholic drink in the last month, according to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report. And chances are, you know someone — maybe even yourself — who drank during pregnancy.
And while no one believes that an alcoholic free-for-all is harmless, the research is frustratingly mixed. For starters, one October study published in the journal Pediatrics found that one in 20 kids whose mothers drank during pregnancy experience “fetal alcohol spectrum disorder” which include emotional or behavioral problems. One big reason: Women receive mixed messages about pregnancy drinking and without official guidelines, it’s easy to overindulge. Another study found that a bit of alcohol may even benefit unborn babies —according to University of Copenhagen research, mothers-to-be who drink “moderately” (defined as two drinks per week) have children with better mental health than babies whose mothers abstained completely. Yet, despite her findings, study author Janni Niclasen, a post-doctoral student, said in a statement, “I really think we should recommend abstaining [from drinking] during pregnancy. I really believe that even a glass of wine now and again is really damaging.”
What’s more, doctors hold various beliefs about the topic. “The way I see it is: If you wouldn’t give a 2-month-old a glass of wine, then why would you drink a glass of wine when you’re pregnant?” David Garry, DO, associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, told WebMD. While Marjorie Greenfield, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, also told the website, “About one to two drinks per week is probably OK. But never consume more than two at a time or drink to the point of inebriation,” adding “a celebratory glass of alcohol is more than likely fine — for example, if someone is giving a toast on a holiday or at a birthday party.”

Cindybin says:

Well, I was surprised enough when I saw this article about one of the Duggar girls drinking alcohol. I thought they were staunch Christians? They have a picture of the Bible AND booze? A religion is supposed to teach people to AVOID using mind-altering drugs like alcohol! Otherwise, what is a religion for?

And of course we shouldn't drink while pregnant! We shouldn't drink at all! Alcohol is a drug! Just because it's legal doesn't make it right. And after all I have written over the years about why we shouldn't use alcohol, this article says it's okay to have "a celebratory glass" at a holiday or birthday party? We will NEVER get the pot smokers to understand why it is wrong and immature to use drugs, as long as people use alcohol! Their number one excuse is "Pot is safer than alcohol". I tell them over and over that we shouldn't smoke pot OR drink alcohol! 

Now all the pot smokers will see this article, and feel further justified in continuing THEIR drug use. But are the Duggars thinking of that? No, of course not. They think that because alcohol is legal, it must be okay. They don't even view it as a mind-altering drug. But it is! A highly addictive one at that. And it is a toxin. Studies show that even in low doses, alcohol significantly increases the risk of breast cancer in women, along with liver and rectum cancer. LOW DOSES. But even if it were good for you, just the fact that it is a mind-altering drug makes it wrong. This couple would NEVER smoke pot. Heaven's no, because "drugs are bad" and they aren't drug users. But alcohol is a drug! A casual booze drinker is no better than a casual pot smoker, except they aren't breaking the law. People need to realize this! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jesus drank alcohol.