Our old chums from NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence - often featured on this site - see label at end of this article) have put their jack boots on again.
This time they have waded into the debate over drinking whilst pregnant.
NICE have decreed that pregnant women should drink nothing at all whilst pregnant, most certainly not during the first three months of pregnancy.
Now, here's why this edict is bollocks:
1 Women have been drinking for millennia during pregnancy, in moderation there is no damage or risk to the baby.
2 Given that for the first few weeks of pregnancy many women do not even know that they are pregnant, how the fark are they meant not to drink during the first 3 months?
3 Here is the clincher, NICE admit that their advice is based on no scientific evidence whatsoever. Hoisted by their own petard, Nanny's chums admit that they now issue edicts without any scientific backing!
Good grief, they'll be telling pregnant women not to smoke next!
NICE, well deserving Prats of The Week!