Alcohol exposure during pregnancy can have negative maternal and infant outcomes. Due to a lack of clear evidence of a ‘safe’ threshold for alcohol consumption during pregnancy, the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) revised their guidance in 2016 to advise pregnant women to abstain completely from alcohol. The aim of this study was to explore knowledge and implementation of the CMO guidelines amongst UK midwives. A mixed-methods design was used to explore implementation barriers and midwives’ beliefs about addressing alcohol during antenatal care with pregnant women.

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IAS, University of Edinburgh, University of Hull
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