The effects of cocaine and amphetamine use during pregnancy on the newborn: myth versus reality.

@article{Terplan2011TheEO,
  title={The effects of cocaine and amphetamine use during pregnancy on the newborn: myth versus reality.},
  author={Mishka S Terplan and Tricia M. Wright},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={1-5}
}
The fact that some women use and abuse substances during pregnancy is a source of great consternation and concern in science and in society. The knowledge of the harm associated with drug consumption for the mother lead one to assume that it must be worse for the developing fetus and newborn. Although the past few decades have seen a growth in both the number and quality of studies, there remains a gulf between myths of prenatal substance exposure and scientific evidence of fetal and newborn… CONTINUE READING

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