BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth of UK has published a report linking heavy drinking during pregnancy to increased risk of premature birth. More than 60,000 pregnant women in Dublin were questioned as to their lifestyle and drinking habits during the early stages of pregnancy. Twenty percent said they were non-drinkers; seventy percent were moderate drinkers, and the remaining ten percent admitted to being heavy drinkers. This data was compared to details of birth records of their babies. The women who dranked heavily during pregnancy had premature birth rates that were much higher as compared to the non-drinkers.