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Licit and illict drug use during pregnancy: Maternal, neonatal and early childhood consequences (2013)

Women who use drugs, alcohol, and tobacco face many health and social challenges. Substance use can have a significant impact on the mother and child during and after pregnancy, as well as their families and the larger community. Most pregnant women who use drugs and alcohol face stigma and discrimination, which can affect the care they seek and receive.

In our latest Research Report Round-up, EENet’s Alexandra Harrison looks at a report by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. Part of the Substance Abuse in Canada series, the report looks at the biomedical consequences of drug use during pregnancy and the psychological and social factors associated with drug use. It includes information on measures that can be taken to reduce harm to the mother and her baby.

To read it click here.