North East and Cumbria LMS Boards Regional Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Audit

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Abstract

Alcohol is one of the seven priorities identified by the Local Maternity System (LMS) boards for improving maternal and infant health at a population level. This mapping document was used to develop a greater understanding of the current position of clinical practice in relation to alcohol use during pregnancy. The findings from the mapping exercise were used to inform a series of recommendations for enhancing maternal outcomes in the future.
Alcohol exposure in pregnancy is a common but modifiable risk factor for poor pregnancy and child outcomes. FASD and the other documented harms from alcohol in pregnancy are 100% preventable. Therefore, given the complexity of the issue, a systemic approach is required to reduce alcohol consumption in pregnancy
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDurham
PublisherPublic Health England
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameLocal Maternity System North-East and North Cumbria
PublisherPublic Health Durham

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