Harmful Substances During Pregnancy - Coggle Diagram
Harmful Substances During Pregnancy
Damages your baby's developing cells which can affect how their brain and organs develop and how they look
Makes it more likely you'll have a miscarriage, or your baby will be born early or underweight
Drinking a lot in a single occasion (sometimes called binge drinking) is especially harmful.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Problems with hyperactivity, impulsivity, and attention.
Learning and behavioural difficulties.
Experiencing difficulty in social interaction personal care, making sense of the world, and staying safe.
Sensory difficulties such as being sensitive to, and distressed by certain patterns of light, sound or touch.
The consequences of using cocaine include heart attacks, respiratory failure, strokes, and seizure.
Taking drugs during pregnancy also increases the chance of birth defects, premature babies, underweight babies, and stillborn births.
Some findings show that babies born to women who use cocaine, alcohol, or tobacco when they are pregnant may have brain structure changes that persist into early adolescence.
Babies born to mothers who smoke crack cocaine during pregnancy usually have their own set of physical and mental problems.
These problems usually show up in areas such as cognitive performance, information-processing, and attention to tasks.
Babies of smokers are, on average, 200g (about 8oz) lighter than other babies, which can cause problems during and after labour.
More likely to be born prematurely
Higher risk of stillbirth
Children whose parents smoke are more likely to suffer from asthma and other serious illnesses that may need hospital treatment.