This article examined alcohol-use disorders in pregnant women and the extent of under-reporting. It was reported that 70% of the mothers of children diagnosed with FAS did not have an alcohol diagnosis recorded during pregnancy and 18% of the mothers had no record of an alcohol diagnosis. The authors concluded that alcohol-use disorders in pregnant women were significantly under reported.
Authors: CM O'Leary, J Halliday, A Bartu, H D'Antoine, C Bower
Date: February 2013