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Improving the health of Aboriginal babies

Posted on: 13 June, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 2, April 2016 – June 2016
Related to Births Women Pregnancy Illicit drug use Social issues South Australia

Brown SJ, Mensah FK, Ah Kit J, Stuart-Butler D, Glover K, Leane C, Weetra D, Gartland D, Newbury J, Yelland J (2016)
Improving the health of Aboriginal babies
Melbourne: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

This policy brief is the fourth in a series produced by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute to summarise findings from the Aboriginal Families Study. The Aboriginal Families Study is a population-based study investigating the views and experiences of mothers having an Aboriginal baby in South Australia between July 2011 and June 2013.

The policy brief highlights the potential for stressful events and social health issues to: affect the health of newborn babies, and increase the likelihood of mothers using cannabis during pregnancy. It also discusses the implications for health services and health policy.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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