Pregnancy and alcohol – for health professionals
This brochure summarises the evidence supporting the pregnancy and breastfeeding alcohol guidelines. It also outlines how to use the 5As (ask, assess, advise, assist and arrange) to discuss alcohol and pregnancy with women.
Pregnancy and alcohol — for health professionals
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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.