Assessing the potential impact of alcohol use during pregnancy

Eilidh Duncan, Katrina Forbes-McKay, Sarah Henderson

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Objectives: The principal objective of the research is to examine potential effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy on the health of newborns. Method: Participants (N= 130) were recruited as they attended their 20 week scan. Questionnaire 1 was completed at this time and a follow-up questionnaire was sent out around 3 months after the participants’ due dates. Infants prenatally exposed to alcohol and infants of mothers who abstained were compared on gestational age at birth, birth weight, length of stay in hospital and infant health status. Results: Data collection is ongoing but will be completed in early January and results will be available by July. Conclusions: Completion of this study will further our knowledge about effects of alcohol use during pregnancy. Government advice in Britain has recently changed and this study will provide evidence as to whether this has produced a change in behaviour and whether a change is warranted.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Event11th European Congress of Psychology - Oslo, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jul 200910 Jul 2009


Conference11th European Congress of Psychology
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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