Thoughts on the latest from the CDC from someone who works around the medical field a lot. Warning, journal is very pink. Sum-up from entry and comments: It is advice, not orders. It is aimed at the type of individual who is an end-user of her body and is unpleasantly surprised by simple ideas like "drinking a fifth of vodka daily would be bad for a developing fetus". If your medical care provider fails to see you as anything but a self-motivated reproductive system, bash them with the clue bat and/or find another medical care provider.
I didn't know her, or even know of her -- but the friendslist is mourning motogrrl. Rest in peace.