pregnancy

Report of a study which aimed to determine what impact the dependence on self-report of smoking status during pregnancy has on both access to smoking cessation services and the accuracy of smoking prevalence figures in the pregnant population of Scotland.

The purpose of this review is to summarize policy research findings in the area of maternal prenatal substance abuse to (1) inform and advance this field, (2) identify future research needs, (3) inform policy making and (4) identify implications for policy. As a review, this is a systematic analysis of existing data (findings) on maternal drug use during pregnancy for determining the best policy among the alternatives for dealing with drug using mothers and their children.

This in-depth study explores the motivations for ‘planned’ teenage pregnancy in England. The findings have important implications for the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy and the increasing political agenda on young people and health. The report is based on 51 in-depth interviews, undertaken among teenagers in six relatively disadvantaged locations who reported their pregnancy as 'planned' (41 women and 10 men).

Longitudinal surveys afford a unique opportunity to study change over time for the same individuals and to explore the impact of prior circumstances on long-term outcomes.

Using longitudinal data over four sweeps of the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study, this report explores the impacts of poor maternal mental health on children’s emotional, cognitive and behavioural development and on their relationships with peers at ages three to four.

Summary of practitioner research study looking at how far substance misusing parents changed their lifestyle on learning they were going to have a child.

Report of a practitioner research study looking at how far substance misusing parents changed their lifestyle on learning they were going to have a child.

Report presenting the findings of an analysis of official statistics on smoking during pregnancy for Scotland and Glasgow in particular. The findings revealed that reductions in smoking rates were not due to women giving up smoking but an increase in the percentage of women whose smoking status was recorded as 'not known'.

Guide focusing on the adverse health impacts of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and setting out the responsibilities of healthcare professionals and the wider medical community in managing and preventing the incidence of these disorders.

This guidance has been developed for practitioners in Newcastle working with children and families and/or adults who have care of children where substance misuse is a factor, which affects their lives. It has been produced in response to the increasing problem of substance misuse and particularly the rising number of children who are referred into the child protection arena due to parental substance misuse.

Strategy document setting out the UK Government's ambitions for children and young people's health and well-being in England and outlining how progress towards these will be made through improving outcomes, services and experiences of service use and reducing health inequalities.