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Maternal Risks to the Fetus

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Maternal Risks to the Fetus

  • Risk Factors
  • Maternal Medical Conditions
  • Risk Factors
  • Infections
  • Risk Factors
  • Drug and medication use
  1. Tobacco Abuse
    1. Low Birth Weight Infant
    2. Increased Carbon Monoxide load to fetus
    3. Increased fetal Hematocrit
  2. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome
    1. Newborn jittery and irritable
    2. Vomiting and Diarrhea
    3. Seizures
  3. Alcohol Abuse
    1. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    2. Congenital malformations
  4. Cocaine, Heroin or Methadone
    1. Intrauterine Growth Retardation
  5. Stadol, Demerol, Morphine and barbiturates
    1. Neonatal depression
  6. Methamphetamine
    1. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Risk (SIDS)