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Alcohol, other drugs and pregnancy

Common words used in this booklet............................................. 2 Introduction....................................................................................................... 3 Drugs of concern  3

Drug types and effects...............................................................................4 Planning your pregnancy........................................................................ 5 Women 5 Men  6

Tobacco/nicotine 13 Caffeine   14 Cocaine  14 Amphetamines  15 Ecstasy  16 Khat  16

Depressants.......................................................................................................17

Managing your pregnancy and drug use.................................... 7 Alcohol and other drug use  7 Why be concerned? 8 Common complications from drug use during pregnancy  8 What if you didn’t know you were pregnant? 9 Taking care of yourself during pregnancy  9

Breastfeeding and drug use................................................................10 Alcohol and other drugs in breast milk  10

Withdrawal in the baby...........................................................................11 What you can do............................................................................................ 12

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Stimulants......................................................................................................... 13

Alcohol  17 Cannabis  18 Benzodiazepines 19 GHB  20 Inhalants  20 Heroin  21 Buprenorphine  22 Methadone 22 Naltrexone  23

Hallucinogens................................................................................................. 24 Synthetic drugs.............................................................................................25 Medicines........................................................................................................... 26 Safe sleeping with baby.......................................................................... 26 Alcohol, other drugs, pregnancy and the law........................27

Important

The information provided in this booklet is offered as general information only and should not replace discussion with your doctor or other health professional. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy consult your doctor, midwife or other health professional for information concerning alcohol or other drugs.

Further information.................................................................................27 Websites...............................................................................................................27 Referrals.............................................................................................................. 28

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Alcohol, other drugs and pregnancy  

This booklet aims to answer some of the questions you might have about the effects of alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy.

Alcohol, other drugs and pregnancy  

This booklet aims to answer some of the questions you might have about the effects of alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy.

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