Substance Use in Pregnancy: Crucial Information for Prospective Moms, Dads and their Family and Friends
One of the first steps toward having a healthy baby is to make healthy choices during pregnancy. Smoking (or breathing secondhand smoke), drinking alcohol and/or using drugs during pregnancy poses serious threats to your child’s longterm health and development. Even before you begin trying to become pregnant, it’s important to have accurate information about the risks of substance use in pregnancy, the important role of family and friends and other available resources to help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. In this week’s Mom Enough show, Dr. Adrienne Richardson, Medical Director of the Healthy Beginnings program at HealthPartners and Park Nicollet, joins Marti & Erin for a rich discussion of substance use in pregnancy.
What new information on substance use in pregnancy did you gain from this Mom Enough interview with Dr. Adrienne Richardson? How could this information influence your behavior if you become pregnant, or how could it shape your conversations with a prospective parent in your family or circle of friends?
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