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Consumption of Alcohol/Tobacco products/Caffeine/Illicit drugs and its Effect on Fetal Growth and Development

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Consumption of Alcohol/Tobacco products/Caffeine/Illicit drugs and its Effect on Fetal Growth and Development

By Akshata Kamath  It is believed from times immemorial that use of substances like alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, illicit drugs during pregnancy is detrimental to both the mother and the foetus. The prevalence of consumption of these substances has drastically come down in the past few decades with all the awareness that has been created around. A lot of studies are done to understand the cause and the effect relationship with maternal substance use and foetal outcome. Smoking- The most accordant observation seen with respect to use of tobacco during pregnancy is reduction in the birth weight of the infants followed...

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