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Pregnancy and alcohol — for health professionals

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Publication date: 
July 2014
Last updated: 
1 July 2014
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
Health sector

As a health professional, you can help women to make positive choices about alcohol during pregnancy.

This brochure outlines how to use the 5As to discuss alcohol:

  • Ask all women of childbearing age and pregnant women about their alcohol use
  • Assess and record the level of risk
  • Advise all women 
  • Assist women to stop or reduce their alcohol intake
  • Arrange for more support

It also summarises the evidence supporting the national pregnancy and breastfeeding alcohol guidelines.

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