BRITISH actress RACHEL WEISZ has hit back at critics who slammed her for saying that it was OK to drink alcohol while pregnant
for saying that it was OK to drink alcohol while pregnant. The
Oscar-winner gave birth to her first child with director DARREN
ARONOFSKY earlier this year (06).
her son HENRY CHANCE, she said European women regularly drink when they
are expecting. Weisz`s representative confirms that her client made the
comments saying, “She was speaking only about herself and what her
doctor said was okay for her.
“She wasn`t speaking as an expert. She believes everyone should consult
their own physician to see what is right for them.” The star has been
criticised by medical experts who described her comments as
“ill-informed” and “dangerous.” In the US and Canada, complete
abstinence from drinking is advised for expectant mothers due to the
risk of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. However, UK guidelines allow pregnant
women one or two small glasses of wine or single measures of a spirit
once or twice a week.
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