Women & Alcohol: Making The Drink Link
Information and advice about women and alcohol, including tips to help you cut down, is available in Alcohol Action Ireland’s leaflet "Women & Alcohol: Making the Drink Link".
The Coombe Women’s Hospital Study of Alcohol, Smoking and Illicit Drug Use 1987-2005 (2007)
The Coombe Women’s Hospital Study of Alcohol, Smoking and Illicit Drug Use 1987-2005 (2007) found that almost two-thirds (63%) of the 43,318 women surveyed said they drank alcohol during their pregnancy.
Behavioural change in relation to alcohol exposure in early pregnancy and impact on perinatal outcomes - a prospective cohort study
A detailed history of alcohol consumption pre-pregnancy and during early pregnancy was recorded at the first antenatal visit with follow-up of the mother and infant until discharge following birth. Adverse perinatal outcomes were compared for ‘non-drinkers’, ‘ex-drinkers’ and ‘current drinkers’.