Information overload poses health risks during pregnancy

Resource Author:  Catherine Armitage
Resource Date:  05/07/2016
Resource Name:  The Sydney Morning Herald
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Pregnant women are so overwhelmed with messages about what to do and what not to do that many are tuning out. They keep boozing and smoking in alarming numbers and most make only minor modifications to their diet, the leading study of Australian womens’ health shows. Nearly 80 per cent of pregnant women drink alcohol, and 30 per cent of pregnant smokers keep smoking despite official health advice to quit while pregnant.