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Fetal Abnormal Growth Associated With Substance Abuse

SOTO, ELEAZAR MD; BAHADO-SINGH, RAY MD, MBA

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: March 2013 - Volume 56 - Issue 1 - p 142–153
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31827e6b60
Substance Abuse and Pregnancy

Substance abuse remains a major concern in pregnancy. The current review summarizes the best available literature on the subject. The findings of most studies are confounded by multiple drug use and environmental and social factors that by themselves are known to adversely affect the pregnancy outcomes of interest. Overall, however, substance abuse during pregnancy was associated with negative effects on birth weight and head circumference.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Ray Bahado-Singh, MD, MBA, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI. E-mail: rbahados@med.wayne.edu

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.