Medical and Psychologic Risks of Maternal Cocaine Use.

  title={Medical and Psychologic Risks of Maternal Cocaine Use.},
  author={Lynn Twarog Singer and Robert E Arendt and Sonia Minnes and Rachel M Garber},
  journal={Resident and staff physician},
  volume={43 10},
The growing use of crack-cocaine by women of child-bearing age poses significant management problems for physicians. Both animal and human studies suggest that cocaine exerts significant negative effects on maternal health, the course of pregnancy, and infant developmental outcome. Maternal pregnancy complications and increased rates of low birth weight and… CONTINUE READING