Substance abuse in pregnancy.

@article{Feng1993SubstanceAI,
  title={Substance abuse in pregnancy.},
  author={Tian-yuan Feng},
  journal={Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology},
  year={1993},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          16-23
        }
}
Substance abuse in pregnancy is a major area of interest for clinicians, researchers, and public health officials. Cigarettes have long been associated with poor reproductive outcomes. Smoking increases the relative risk of placenta previa to 2.6 and of sudden infant death syndrome to 2.2 in white infants. The risk-to-benefit ratio of nicotine replacement therapy is discussed. Alcohol use by pregnant women decreased from 32% to 20% between 1985 and 1988. The long-term sequelae of fetal alcohol… CONTINUE READING
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