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Abstinence pendant la grossesse. Ce qu’en disent les femmes en France

Abstract : Introduction: In spite of the implemented policies for preventing the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, many pregnant women still carry on drinking. It thus seemed important to review the state of knowledge and the opinions of the women concerned to understand how they see the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and the way they perceive the messages which are intended to them. Methods: A qualitative approach based on discussions with 42 pregnant women, exchanging on three Internet chat groups during 2007 was used to answer questions of interest for our study. Results: The recommendation for total abstinence is badly understood by women. Besides, little is known about the consequences of alcohol consumption on unborn children. Finally, the sources of information of these women about the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy are varied (written, oral, television, numeric, professionals of health, family networks and friends) but their mothers remain the most credible source. Three distinct representations emerge about alcohol consumption during pregnancy: excessive consumption of alcohol does not occur; moderate and occasional consumption is without danger for the unborn children; any consumption is unacceptable because of the risk for the unborn children.
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Stéphanie Toutain. Abstinence pendant la grossesse. Ce qu’en disent les femmes en France. Alcoologie et addictologie, 2009, 31 (2), pp.107-114. ⟨hal-03477511⟩



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