Fears of Baby Harm Amid Drinking Spike During Pandemic

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

“Women are being urged to curb their drinking over fears it could lead to a spike in alcohol harm in babies conceived during the coronavirus pandemic. A survey recently found Australians were drinking 70 per cent more during isolation. Professor Elizabeth Elliott said this, coupled with the increased time partners were spending together, meant there was an increased risk of pregnancy and alcohol harm. Prof Elliott said it was a myth that only high rates of drinking could cause FASD.”
– 7 News Australia

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