Advising pregnant women to avoid alcohol

Tracy W Soh
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11208
Published online: 16 December 2013

To the Editor: I thank Cameron and colleagues for their timely report,1 particularly in the context of publicity for a new self-help book by economist Emily Oster, which questions advice about avoiding alcohol during pregnancy.2,3 I note with interest that Cameron et al’s study reports that proportionally more of the women who consumed alcohol beyond the first trimester were older and more highly educated.

  • Tracy W Soh

  • Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Melbourne, VIC.


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