Illicit substance use in pregnancy - a review.

@article{Scott2010IllicitSU,
  title={Illicit substance use in pregnancy - a review.},
  author={Katherine Elizabeth Scott and Karin M C Lust},
  journal={Obstetric medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={
          94-100
        }
}
Illicit substance use is not uncommon in women of childbearing age. The direct effects of illicit substance use on the mother, pregnancy and the fetus are not well understood, in contrast to the indirect effects of social disadvantage and intercurrent medical and psychiatric illness, which are well documented. We have undertaken a review of the current literature regarding the effects of illicit substance use in pregnancy and include a suggested approach to identification and management of at… CONTINUE READING

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