More than half of women who binge drink continue to do so during pregnancy, an Australian study has found, with fewer than one in five following guidelines to abstain from alcohol.

A study of 1577 women who drank alcohol before becoming pregnant found many did not alter their consumption after conception.

Researchers from the University of Newcastle found that 55 per cent of women who reported a history of binge drinking – defined as having five or more drinks on a single occasion – continued the practice during pregnancy.

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