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Substance misuse in pregnancy 

Substance misuse in pregnancy
Substance misuse in pregnancy

Sambit Mukhopadhyay

, Edward Morris

, and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

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date: 26 January 2021

The incidence of most substance misuse in pregnancy is unknown. It can be divided into non-illicit (e.g. alcohol) and illicit (cannabis, heroin and other opiates, cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine, etc.) substances. All pregnant women at their antenatal booking visit should be asked questions about alcohol consumption and use of illicit drugs to identify women who may need enhanced care during and after pregnancy. The chapter covers alcohol misuse/addiction, and effects of cannabis, cocaine, amphetamine, and ecstasy use.

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