Drugs & Alcohol Durning Pregnancy

The dangers posed by exposure to drugs and alcohol

Alcohol Effects

  • Increased risk of fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Shorter-than-average height
  • Poor coordination
  • Learning disabilities
  • Problems with the heart, kidney, or bones
  • Speech and language delays

Which drugs have which effects?

Nicotine Effects

  • Lack of oxygen available to you and your growing baby
  • Increase your baby's heart rate
  • Miscarriage and stillbirth
  • Premature birth and/or born with low birth weight
  • Respiratory problems.
  • Increases risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome