Drinking alcohol when pregnant can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth and other physical, behavioral and intellectual effects which extend through that baby’s lifetime. Because of this, the majority of health organizations recommend that women completely avoid alcohol during pregnancy.
A study led by Jane Halliday from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Victoria, Australia, looked into the effects of drinking small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy.
This research found that, whilst not necessarily harmful, small amounts of alcohol led to subtle effects on how the baby’s face developed, including the shape of their eyes, nose, and lips.
Read more about this research in this New Scientist article: