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Rob Stowell, University of Canterbury
Children born to opioid-dependent mothers are at high risk for poor growth and neonatal withdrawal, but little is known about their longer term outcomes. We examined the health and neurodevelopmental outcomes of a cohort of 100 children born to opioid dependent mothers during pregnancy. These mothers and children were followed prospectively from pregnancy to age 4.5 years alongside a comparison group of 110 randomly identified non-methadone-exposed children and their mothers. Findings highlight the complex developmental needs of these children. The risk of later problems was higher for male children born to higher social risk mothers who used more licit and illicit substances during pregnancy and when children were raised in lower quality home environments. Read the article.
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