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Evid Based Nurs doi:10.1136/eb-2013-101456
  • Midwifery
  • Cohort study

In Western Australia, 70% of mothers of babies with fetal alcohol syndrome did not have an alcohol-related diagnosis recorded during pregnancy

  1. Rosa Alati
  1. School of Population Health, Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Rosa Alati, School of Population Health, Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, University of Queensland, Herston Road, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia; r.alati{at}uq.edu.au

Commentary on:

Implications for practice and research

  • Alcohol consumption by pregnant women should be routinely assessed in maternity and other health settings.

  • Pregnant women who report excessive alcohol consumption should be referred to the appropriate intervention and support services.

  • Future research should confirm the extent of under-reported alcohol diagnoses among pregnant women.

  • Consistent and widespread use of practice guidelines is needed to reduce high risk in utero alcohol exposure among indigenous as well as non-indigenous populations.

Context

There is an increasing concern that alcohol-use disorders in women have become more prevalent, ranging from 3% to 28% according to the setting …

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