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Attitudes and behaviour predict women's intention to drink alcohol during pregnancy: the challenge for health professionals

Attitudes and behaviour predict women's intention to drink alcohol during pregnancy: the challenge for health professionals This study examined women’s alcohol consumption in pregnancy and potential predictors of alcohol consumption. It was reported that 34.1% said they drank alcohol in their previous pregnancy, while 31.6% said they would consume alcohol in any future pregnancy. The authors concluded that women’s past pregnancy and current drinking behaviour, and attitudes to alcohol use in pregnancy, were the strongest predictors of alcohol consumption in pregnancy.

Authors:  Elizabeth Peadon, Janet Payne, Nadine Henley, Heather D’Antoine, Anne Bartu, Colleen O’Leary, Carol Bower, Elizabeth J Elliott

Date: July 2011

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