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Bio-Psycho-Social Obstetrics and Gynecology

pp 127-144

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A Pregnant Woman Who Could Not Stop Drinking: Management of Alcohol Abuse in Pregnancy

  • Devinalini MisirAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Buffalo, Erie County Medical Center Email author 
  • , K. Marieke PaarlbergAffiliated withDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gelre Hospitals, Apeldoorn Location

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Abstract

Alcohol abuse during pregnancy has been found to be harmful for pregnancy outcome and the health of the unborn child [1]. In addition to this, alcoholism in a pregnant mother also harms her social environment, her transition to motherhood, and her relationships with her partner, relatives, friends, and also healthcare providers [1, 2].