The BBC Double Baby Downer

Not that you were likely out there drinking and birthing, but the BBC has published some research results that give you another reason to avoid alcohol while with child:

"In a study of almost 350 young men, sperm levels were a third lower in those whose mothers had drunk more than four drinks a week during pregnancy compared with teetotalers."

Meanwhile, would-be moms-to-be, lay off the bacon-wrapped whatevers: The BBC also reports that "overweight women undergoing fertility treatment have double the risk of miscarriage of normal weight women."

By the way, even if you should see one hoisting a tipple, it's not polite to tell a pregnant woman to stop drinking.

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