New PRAMS Ireland Paper Published

New PRAMS Ireland Paper Published

Murphy et al., 2020 recently published a paper on the topic of "Preventative health counselling during antenatal care using the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) in Ireland".

The study was a collaboration between University College Cork, the University of Bristol and Cork University Maternity Hospital.

The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of preventive health counselling during pregnancy. The 718 women who delivered their baby in CUMH reported antenatal counselling rates of 84.8% for breastfeeding, 48.4% for alcohol, 47.6% for smoking and 31.5% for weight gain. Pregnancy is an ideal opportunity to encourage positive behaviour change. Preventive health counselling during pregnancy is not routinely provided and rates vary widely depending on the health behaviour.

View the published paper - Murphy et al., 2020

National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre

Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 5th Floor, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork