Monitoring Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder during the neonatal period in France

Alcohol is a known teratogenic and foetotoxic agent. At birth, only the complete foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and at most a suspicion for some incomplete syndromic forms can be diagnosed. Yet, other Consequences of prenatal Alcohol Exposure (CAE) can also be observed and recorded in the neonatal period.

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Pregnancy warning labels on alcohol packaging: results of an exploratory study

Pregnancy warning labels on alcohol packaging: results of an exploratory study A Millot, K Gallopel-Morvan European Journal of Public Health, Volume 29, Issue Supplement_4, November 2019, ckz186.140, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz186.140 Abstract Background In 2017, approximately 11% of pregnant women in France consumed alcohol despite its harmful consequences on the fetus (Andler, 2018). Our research aims at exploring the impact of warnings displayed on alcohol packaging: the current pictogram and alternative possible messages that differ regarding content and design will be explored. Methods In-depth interviews were conducted with 20 French women, including women who did not drink alcohol during their pregnancy, women who drank [...]

« The consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, even high or low, can shortly cause significant risks to the child. This Alcohol taken during pregnancy is, according to the French Academy of Medicine, the first non-genetic cause of disability »

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