Prenatal Drug Exposure
Prenatal drug and or alcohol exposure can cause permanent damage to a fetus (unborn child).
When a woman takes drugs or drinks alcohol during pregnancy, changes can occur in the body and brain of her baby causing long-term effects.
Drugs that may affect a fetus during development can be illegal or prescription medications, including:
- Nicotine (cigarettes)
Babies born after prenatal drug exposure may have a variety of symptoms, including: