5 Bad Habits to Break Before Pregnancy

Imbibing (Or Consuming Any Recreational Drug)

Drinking during pregnancy is a controversial topic, especially when it comes to types of alcohol and the amount. Since health professionals have never agreed on the safe limits of alcohol consumption, it's better to be safe than sorry.

Also, according to the American Pregnancy Association, alcohol can easily cross a woman's placenta and travel directly into the baby's body. It basically means that you're serving your unborn child an alcoholic beverage. When this happens, alcohol has the ability to cause fetal alcohol syndrome, miscarriage, early birth or stillbirth, low birth weight or developmental problems [source: Medical News Today].