Pasta served up with vodka sauce can have many moms drooling. But is it safe for pregnant moms to eat?
Drinking an excessive amount of alcohol is not safe because it can put the unborn baby at risk. But does vodka in a sauce equal excessive?
Many would agree that it is not worth taking the risk. Always check with your doctor before consuming vodka sauce or any other form of alcohol as it may depend on your health and that of your baby.
Others say that the majority of the alcohol would burn off and therefore be safe to eat.
If you are at all concerned, then it is best to avoid it in all instances.
The risks of alcohol in pregnancy
Drinking large amounts of alcohol can cause fetal alcohol syndrome leading to birth defects, mental retardation and poor growth. Drinking alcohol can also contribute to miscarriage or stillbirth. As the exact amounts are unknown at this stage, public health institutions recommend avoiding it in all instances.