How Much Alcohol Can a Woman Drink During Pregnancy and Be Sure To Not Harm Her Baby? Why the Answer is None.

This is an internet-based activity that should take about one hour to complete. To receive continuing education credit, learners should 1) take the pre-test below 2) review the webinar and 3) complete the post-test (post-test will automatically pop up after webinar is completed).

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the complex environmental and physiological variables that contribute to differences in how people metabolize alcohol
  • Understand that the variables in how alcohol is metabolized make it impossible to fully assess the risk of teratogenic effects on a developing fetus if alcohol is consumed during pregnancy
  • Discuss the evidence for counseling patients to avoid alcohol consumption during pregnancy 

ACGME/IOM Competencies

This program addresses the following ACGME competencies:

  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Patient care

Accreditation Information


Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and The Arc. The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  ARHP designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Nurses: ARHP is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16643, to provide nursing continuing education credits.  This webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hours.


Sponsoring Information

This program is sponsored by The Arc.


Funding Information

This project is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration.


Target Audience

The intended audiences for this activity are physicians and nurses.



All individuals in a position to influence the content of this activity must disclose relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interests and the nature of the relationship. A commercial interest is defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.


Pelin Batur, MD, FACP, NCMP, Erin Garth, MSN, PPCNP-BC, Sandra Kelly, Ph.D., Leigh Ann Davis, MSSW, MPA, Karen Wolf-Branigin, MSW, and Kerry Mauger have nothing to disclose.