At a Glance: Changes in alcohol consumption during pregnancy

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28 Aug 2015
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Exposure to alcohol during pregnancy can effect healthy foetal development. To inform public health efforts to reduce harm, it is important to understand patterns of women’s alcohol consumption before and during pregnancy.

More than 6,800 mothers in the Growing Up in New Zealand study were asked about how much alcohol they drank before they were pregnant, during their first trimester and after their first trimester.

 

Related links

Research report: Patterns and dynamics of alcohol consumption during pregnancy in a recent New Zealand cohort of expectant mothers

Research summary: How alcohol consumption changes during pregnancy

Growing Up in New Zealand

 

Last update: 27 Aug 2015