What are the common characteristics seen among infants and children whose mothers used alcohol, tobacco or other drugs while pregnant?

Common characteristics seen among infants and children whose mothers used alcohol, tobacco or drugs during pregnancy may include:
  • Birth defects;
  • Intrauterine growth restriction;
  • Low birth weight;
  • Small for gestational age;
  • Neurological and behavior problems;
  • Prematurity, and;
  • Drug withdrawal symptoms.

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