I'm obviously in the minority, but am happy enough to have the occasional drink during pregnancy. With my first I gave up EVERYTHING- coffee, chocolate, alcohol, panadol, soft serve icecream, preprepared salads, soft cheeses. Since then, I've been pregnant every year and have never made out that I'm a martyr-- if I didn't each chocolate or have ricotta during pregnancy, I'd never get to! On the other hand, unlike other women, I try and minimise my baby's exposure to ultrasound/doppler waves and drugs during labour. It depends on what the individual is comfortable with-- in the end, it is the woman who has the rights to her body during pregnancy, not the baby. The law enshrines a woman's right to abortion, a choice in healthcare during pregnancy and birth, and the right to decide whether a premature baby will use resucitation equipment, for example. Just so, it is a woman's right to decide whether or not to consumer alcohol, tobacco or any other legal substance of her choice during the pregnancy.