Pregnancy and alcohol misuse

Guerrini, Irene; Jackson, Siobhan; Keaney, Francis
April 2009
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;4/4/2009, Vol. 338 Issue 7698, p829
Academic Journal
The article discusses how the treatment of alcoholism in pregnant women and alcohol use can affect pregnancies and infant health. The authors note increased rates of alcoholic consumption in Great Britain and discuss a study indicating pregnancies led to reduced alcohol consumption in a majority of women who engaged in hazardous alcohol use. A study which suggested that alcohol consumption during pregnancy can lead to a higher risk of miscarriage is noted. The authors comment on research indicating alcohol consumption by pregnant women can also result in reduced fetal growth, damage to the fetal brain and fetal alcohol syndrome. They note the risk of harmful effects to babies from detoxification of alcoholic pregnant women.


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