Zero for nine: reducing alcohol use during pregnancy via health counselling and Internet-based computer-tailored feedback

N.Y. van der Wulp

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In the Netherlands, approximately 600 babies are born with foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) each year. To put this number into perspective: approximately 300 babies are born with Down syndrome each year. Children with FAS were exposed to alcohol in the womb and experience lifelong consequences as a result. Problems may include abnormal facial features, small stature and brain damage, which puts them at a permanent social disadvantage. In the past five years, an estimated one-third of pregnant women in the Netherlands drank alcohol. This study reveals the e-health education programme ( is an effective way to reduce alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • de Vries, Hein, Supervisor
  • Hoving, Ciska, Co-Supervisor
Award date3 Mar 2016
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789064649745
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • alcohol during pregnancy
  • health education
  • e-health programme

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