Anna Persson, Sofia Lindmark, Kerstin Petersson, Erin Gabriel, Malin Thorsell, Karolina Lindström, Mona Göransson, Gunilla Cardell, Åsa Magnusson, Alcohol and illicit and non-medical prescription drug use before and during pregnancy in Stockholm, Sweden: a cross-sectional study, Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 2021,100622,
Alcohol use during pregnancy may have decreased in Stockholm, Sweden.
About one in 25 pregnant women report drinking alcohol while pregnant.
About one in 200 pregnant women report using drugs while pregnant.
To provide current estimates of alcohol and drug use among pregnant women attending antenatal care lectures in preparation for childbirth in Stockholm, Sweden.
Study design: A cross-sectional study. Data was collected anonymously among women attending lectures in preparation for childbirth.
Main outcome measures: The prevalence of alcohol and illicit and non-medical prescription drug use among pregnant women attending antenatal care lectures in preparation for childbirth.
Nine hundred and forty-five pregnant women attending lectures in preparation for childbirth participated. Alcohol use during pregnancy was reported by 4.2 percent (95% confidence interval (CI), 3.0-5.7%) and illicit or non-medical prescription drug use during pregnancy by 0.5 percent (95% CI, 0.1-1.3%) of women attending maternal care lectures in preparation for childbirth in Stockholm, Sweden. The prevalences of binge drinking during pregnancy and alcohol and drug use before pregnancy are also presented. Comparisons of anonymously and non-anonymously collected data are included.
Approximately one in 25 women reported using alcohol and approximately one in 200 reported using illicit or non-medical prescription drugs while pregnant. Alcohol use during pregnancy may have decreased in Stockholm, Sweden.