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Substance Exposure

During pregnancy, nearly every substance taken by a woman passes from her bloodstream through the placenta to her fetus. Substances that cause drug dependence and addiction in the mother also cause the fetus to become addicted.

Babies affected by substance abuse in mothers require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below is some additional information regarding substance abuse, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

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Exposición a una Substancia y los Bebés
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Deborah Devendorf, MD
Susannah Dillender, MD
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Glen Green, MD
M Gary Karlowicz, MD
Edward Karotkin, MD
Jamil Khan, MD
David Oelberg, MD
Kirk Sallas, MD
Tushar Shah, MD
Brett Siegfried, MD
Kenneth Tiffany, MD
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Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.