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'I'm not taking heroin, I'm having one drink' - pregnant Maia Dunphy hits out at 'scaremongering'

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Johnny Vegas and Maia Dunphy attending the Empire Magazine Film Awards

Johnny Vegas and Maia Dunphy attending the Empire Magazine Film Awards

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Maia Dunphy

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A-glow: Maia Dunphy who is having a baby with husband Johnny Vegas

A-glow: Maia Dunphy who is having a baby with husband Johnny Vegas

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Maia Dunphy went for an unusual, and beautiful, colour block dress.

RTE star Maia Dunphy today announced she's expecting her first child with husband Johnny Vegas.

RTE star Maia Dunphy today announced she's expecting her first child with husband Johnny Vegas.

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Maia Dunphy's What Women Want RT? Two Thursday November 20th Series 2, Episode 1

Maia Dunphy's What Women Want
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Maia Dunphy's What Women Want RT? Two Thursday November 20th Series 2, Episode 1

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Maia Dunphy and Johnny Vegas on their own wedding day.

Maia Dunphy and Johnny Vegas on their own wedding day.

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Johnny Vegas and Maia Dunphy attending the Empire Magazine Film Awards

Pregnant RTE star Maia Dunphy has hit out at 'scaremongering' over alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

The 38-year-old is expecting her first child with comedian husband Johnny Vegas and has admitted she's still enjoying a drink.

However, she has found herself subjected to other people's opinions and "scaremongering".

Speaking to the Sunday World magazine, she said,  “It’s not just the baby who invades you, it’s everybody else.

“Everyone has got opinions and the scaremongering is crazy."

Maia was a regular drinker before falling pregnant and filmed two documentaries for RTE on the subject of women and alcohol.

Reality Bites: Merlot and Me explored her own relationship with alcohol whilst she touched on the subject again in her series What Women Want.

Of drinking during pregnancy she added, “I’m not drinking drinking, but I’m probably having one or two drinks a week, like a glass of wine with Sunday lunch or a beer.

“But people look at you and go ‘Oh you’re having a drink? I thought you were pregnant’.

“And then the judgemental stares begin. I’m not taking heroin, I’m having one drink. So I tend to ignore them now."

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