CBC: Study suggests this nutrient reduces harm in offspring of pregnant mice given alcohol

FASD consultant cautions choline may not be the magic wand to alleviate impacts of prenatal exposure in humans John Van Dusen · CBC News · A file

World Health Organization: Q&A on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding

Are pregnant women at higher risk from COVID-19? Research is currently underway to understand the impacts of COVID 19 infection on pregnant women. Data are

Cannabis use during pregnancy in the United States: The role of depression

Renee D.Goodwin, JiaqiZhu, ZoeHeisler, Torri D.Metz, KatarzynaWyka, MelodyWu, RinaDas Eiden https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.107881 Highlights Cannabis use is more common among pregnant US women with vs. without depression.

Improving detection of prenatal alcohol exposure using complementary tools

Newswise — Drinking while pregnant can harm the developing fetus, leading to physical, cognitive, and neurobehavioral effects that may persist into adulthood. No safe level

Socioeconomic Characteristics of Women with Substance Use Disorder during Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes in their Newborns: a National Registry Study from the Czech Republic

ViktorMravčík, BlankaNechanská, RomanGabrhelík, MarteHandal, MiladaMahic, SvetlanaSkurtveit https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.107933 Highlights Substance use disorder (SUD) is associated with worse socioeconomic characteristics. The characteristics are less favourable in illicit

Understanding the Relationship between Predictors of Alcohol Consumption in Pregnancy: Towards Effective Prevention of FASD

by Isabel Corrales-Gutierrez, Ramon Mendoza, Diego Gomez-Baya, Fatima Leon-Larios  Abstract Background: Prenatal alcohol exposure can produce serious changes in neurodevelopment that last a lifetime, as

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