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[irishhealth.com] , Condon, Deborah Many woman drink during pregnancy. (11 Apr 2011)

URL: http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=18977

Large numbers of Irish women continue to drink during pregnancy, despite concerns over the effects this may have on their unborn babies, the results of a new study indicate.

Researchers questioned 61,241 women who attended the Coombe Women's Hospital in Dublin between 2000 and 2007. Their aim was to investigate the prevalence, predictors and perinatal outcomes associated with alcohol use during pregnancy.

In other words, they wanted to see how much alcohol the women consumed during pregnancy and what, if any, effects this had on the babies born.

According to the researchers, while many women continue to consume alcohol in pregnancy ‘despite an increasing body of evidence suggesting harm to the foetus', the advice offered to women on this topic can be confusing....


Item Type:News
Date:11 April 2011
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Developmental disorder > Foetal (fetal) alcohol syndrome
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pregnancy
T Demographic characteristics > Pregnant woman
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption

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