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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding (2009)

Author

Queensland Health

Publisher

Queensland Health

City

Brisbane

Type

Brochure

 

Description

This booklet discusses why alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (legal and illegal) should be avoided during a woman's pregnancy and the breastfeeding of her baby. It outlines the health risks to both the mother and developing baby. In addition, it highlights the harmful effect of family and friends smoking near a pregnant woman. It delivers a powerful message in a clear and easy to understand way.

Brochures are only available to those working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in Queensland. For order form see link below.

If you are not from Queensland you can download the PDF of these brochures from the link below.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This resource is part of the Growing strong: feeding you and your baby set of resources developed by Queensland Health to help health staff talk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families about the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs to a pregnant woman and her baby. It is an effective resource to use with individuals or in a group meeting. It is an important resource for all families who are expecting a baby or who are wanting to have a baby. It could be left in community centres for all community members to look at, or take home.

Contact details

Queensland Health
Growing strong co-ordinators
Southern area
Amanda Allen
Ph: (07) 3000 9131
Email: AmandaL_Allen@health.qld.gov.au

Central area
Maureen Chamberlain
Ph: (07) 4920 7383
Email: Maureen_Chamberlain@health.qld.gov.au

Northern area
Tanya Stiles
Ph: (07) 4753 9035
Email: Tanya_Stiles@health.qld.gov.au

Links

 
Last updated: 14 April 2014
 
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