I lived in Europe during my first pregnancy.
I was in England, France, Italy and Germany.
My own personal observation is that women do drink, but it is a glass of wine or beer with dinner. Nothing more, and they often do not finish the glass. I personally could not drink at all as it made me very ill. I never saw a pregnant woman drink hard liquor.
Fetal alcohol syndrome is seen in these countries, though, so it is not something that a pregnant woman should take a chance with.
I had a friend who had early contractions at six to seven months - she drank alcohol to stop the contractions. I believe this is what was done at that time in the hospital with early contractions, only intravenously. I think magnesium, a natural muscle relaxant is used also, intravenously, to stop early contractions and prevent prematurity.
Her baby was fine, and he is 34 yrs old today.
I assume since she was drinking later in pregnancy, the alcohol did not affect him too much or at all, apparently.