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This research project was undertaken by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. The aim of the research was to collect detailed information about alcohol consumption in pregnancy from a large group of pregnant women and to assess the effect of different doses of alcohol and other associated influences on the unborn child. Specifically, the aims were to determine whether:
To compare possible effects of low to moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy with not drinking any alcohol at all while pregnant, any women that were determined as not fitting into any of these categories were encouraged to take part in the study. A total of 2000 women pregnant with a single baby were sought after, as participants.
It was anticipated that the information would become useful for women planning to become pregnant, pregnant women, and the health professionals who provide maternity care.
Abstract adapted from Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Public Health Genetics
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville Vic 3052
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