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Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol, Caffeine While Pregnant

Could cause lifelong problems for your baby

(HealthDayNews) -- If you're pregnant and want to have a healthy baby, you need to avoid the wine glass and coffee cup, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Pregnant women who drink alcohol risk giving their infants fetal alcohol syndrome, which causes growth retardation, facial abnormalities and central nervous system problems.

Caffeine, found in more than 200 foods and beverages including tea, coffee, soft drinks and chocolate, also should be avoided. Check the labels of the products you eat or drink carefully for this ingredient.

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