An exploration of the impact of alcohol on the developing foetus

Student, A., (2015) An exploration of the impact of alcohol on the developing foetus. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This project aims to explore the impact of alcohol on the developing foetus, inside the womb. The research aims have been met via the use of a literature review and documentary analysis; carrying out primary research on secondary sources. From this, the key findings show that advice on alcohol consumption is unclear and confusing to women. Academic writing along with professionals cannot offer solid conclusions from research, but generally the impact on the foetus is negative in some way. The UK continues to be one of the only countries that do not advocate abstaining from alcohol altogether during pregnancy; yet over 200 children were born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder in the UK last year and 6,000 children are born every year with some form of damage caused directly by alcohol. The main conclusions drawn prove that more education or more legislation need to be put in place to act as early intervention and therefore the reduction in lifelong consequences for children, as a result of prenatal alcohol consumption.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Childhood Studies: Early Years
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcohol, foetus development, Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Undergraduate Dissertations
Departments > Childhood and Youth
Depositing User: Wendy Ellison
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2015 08:26
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2015 08:26
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1438

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