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A focus group study of women and their partner’s knowledge and experiences relating to alcohol consumption in pregnancy

This study examined what information is being provided to women and their partners during pregnancy about alcohol use with the aim of improving prevention strategies. The study found that although the majority of participants knew not to drink alcohol in pregnancy they had limited information on the specific harmful effects. Recommendations include clear and consistent information about the effects of alcohol on babies need to be included in educational materials and more regular questions about alcohol use need to be made.

Authors: Fiona Crawford-Williams, Mary Steen, Adrian Esterman, Andrea Fielder, Antonina Mikocka-Walus

Date: April 2015

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