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Alcohol, pregnancy and the Holy Bible
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    Editor—In an interesting article Dunn presented some insights on perinatal practice mentioned in the Holy Bible.1 One of his examples is about alcohol use and pregnancy. Dunn refers to Judges 13:3–4. This passage deals with the saga of Samson. An angel appears to the hero’s mother before she is pregnant and cautions: Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest  not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son. Now therefore …

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