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What influences Australian women to not drink alcohol during pregnancy?
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PMID:  22394665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
There is a strong social norm against consuming alcohol during pregnancy. However, many women do not realise they are pregnant until the sixth week and are not provided with information about the risks of consuming alcohol until they visit a health professional in the second trimester. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 12 midwives and 12 pregnant women from two regions in NSW in 2008-09 to explore attitudes towards alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and the factors that may encourage or inhibit women from following the recommendation to abstain from drinking while pregnant. Both groups noted the social issues around pregnant women consuming alcohol due to perceived social norms and the challenges in not revealing early pregnancy status at social events.
Sandra C Jones; Joanne Telenta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian journal of primary health     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1448-7527     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust J Prim Health     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101123037     Medline TA:  Aust J Prim Health     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Health Initiatives, Innovation Campus, University Of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia.
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