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Alcohol Action Ireland. (2015) Submission on a national maternity strategy. Dublin: .

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It is in a child’s best interests for a prospective mother not to drink alcohol while pregnant due to the risk of damaging the physical and mental development of the unborn child – damage which can have serious, life-long consequences.

During pregnancy alcohol passes from the mother’s bloodstream through the placenta and into the baby’s bloodstream, where it can affect its development. The unborn child does not have a fully developed liver or the capacity to process alcohol like an adult and the placenta does not act as a barrier to protect it from the alcohol passing directly into its blood stream.

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
July 2015
5 p.
Corporate Creators
Alcohol Action Ireland
Place of Publication
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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