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    The Effect of Susbtance Abuse on Prenatal Development

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    What is the effect of substance abuse on prenatal development? What are the implications for the future development of the child?

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    In regard to prenatal development and substance abuse, the effects are nearly always detrimental to the fetal development. The first major risk to the fetus is that its development will be so adversely affected that the mother will miscarry early in the pregnancy.

    Even heavy smoking increases the risk of miscarriage, or the risk very low birth weight babies ...

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