WWTK: Pregnancy and Alcohol

Strengthen your conversations with women about pregnancy and alcohol. Complete the free ACM      e-learning course today!

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How can you ensure that women understand the effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy?

Complete the ACM's e-Learning course,  Women Want to Know: Pregnancy and Alcohol. This will refresh your knowledge and understanding of this topic, and in turn enhance your ability to support and inform women within your practice. 

How can I enrol into the Women Want to Know: Pregnancy and Alcohol course?

This eLearning course is currently availble FREE of charge for both ACM members and non-members. This means that you're welcome to share the course with your friends, your family, and anyone that you feel could benefit from understanding more about pregnancy and alcohol.

Self-enrolling into the Women Want to Know: Pregnancy and Alcohol course is super easy! Simply follow the steps below, and you're on your way to accruing 3 ACM CPD Hours:

  1. Visit our eLearning portal, Midwives Learn, at http://learn.midwives.org.au.
  2. If you already have a Midwives Learn account, simply log in using your existing username and password. Alternatively, you can create a new account by selecting the 'Create new account' link on the far left-hand-side of the webpage. Please Note: Midwives Learn is a separate system to your member portal, and therefore requires a different login. 
  3. Once you have logged in, select the 'Free ACM Courses' folder under the welcome image or the 'Free Courses' link at the top of the page. 
  4. You will now be presented with a list of our free courses, which are available for both ACM members and non-members. Select the course title and select the 'Enrol me' button to gain access to this course. 

What is the Women Want to Know campaign?

Women Want to Know was officially launched by FARE on 1 July 2014, in response to research which indicated that many pregnant women weren’t receiving much information, or were hearing conflicted messages, about alcohol consumption.

Women Want to Know aims to overcome these barriers by educating medical professionals about the effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and encouraging them to relay this information to their patients to ensure that women are fully informed. It provides a message consistent with the National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Guidelines to Reduce Risks from Drinking Alcohol. Last revised in 2009 with an updated reference to alcohol consumption and maternal health, the guidelines specify that ‘For women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, not drinking is the safest option’ and, ‘For women who are breastfeeding, not drinking is the safest option’.

For more information about the 'Women Want to Know' campaign, visit www.fare.org.au or call FARE on 02 6122 8600.