During pregnancy, women should preferably avoid drinking alcohol. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy a delicious drink. Alcohol-free versions of sparkling wines and beers are a great alternative for those who don’t want to consume alcohol.
Pregnant women should not drink alcoholic beverages. This is because the alcohol can pass to the baby via the umbilical cord and placenta, which can damage the baby’s development. Nowadays pregnant women can avoid these risks by making the most of the huge variety of alcohol-free alternatives. Many places now stock a wide choice of alcohol-free sparkling wines and beers, in particular.
According to European food law, sparkling wine, wine and beer can only be labelled ‘alcohol-free’ if they contain no more than 0.5% alcohol. In comparison, depending on the fermentation process used, both apple juice and grape juice can reach an alcohol level of up to 1%.
The alcohol content of alcohol-free sparkling wine is so low that even leading gynaecologists confirm that this kind of fizz is harmless. So there’s no reason why pregnant women can’t enjoy life to the full. Alcohol-free versions of sparkling wine, wine and beer are a great way to celebrate on special occasions such as Easter, New Year’s Eve, holidays and family parties – even during pregnancy.