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Development of an alcohol liaison midwifery service in a health Trust in Northern Ireland

The global prevalence of alcohol use during pregnancy is estimated to be 98%, with an estimated prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome in the general population of 146 per 10 000 people (Popova et al,...

Antenatal alcohol exposure: An East Anglian study of midwives' knowledge and practice

In 1968, the French doctor Lemoine and his colleagues first described a pattern of physical and neurodevelopmental abnormalities observed among children of mothers with alcohol problems (Lemoine et...

Alcohol consumption in pregnancy and its implications for breastfeeding

Lifestyle choices before and during pregnancy can have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of both a woman and her unborn child (O'Keeffe et al, 2013) Women are often advised by health...

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