July 29, 2008
It is found from the National Institute on Drug Abuse that approximately 45,000 pregnant women were using cocaine in 1992. Cocaine exerts several threats to unborn babies. Different kinds of health problems are observed among babies that were exposed to cocaine. These health problems range from minor to major life-threatening problems although the earlier predictions have not come true that were about the damage of the brain of cocaine-exposed babies.
Unborn Baby and Threat to Its Health Due To Cocaine
There are different ways in which the health of a pregnant woman and an unborn baby can be affected due to the use of cocaine during pregnancy. Miscarriage is the biggest expected threat during the early months of pregnancy. Premature labor can occur if cocaine is used in the later months of pregnancy.