Substance abuse in pregnancy – taking drugs, drinking even a moderate amount of alcohol – may harm a child’s development and cause lifelong problems, doctors say. Photo: Getty Images
Substance abuse in pregnancy – taking drugs, drinking even a moderate amount of alcohol – may harm a child’s development and cause lifelong problems, doctors say. Photo: Getty Images
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How substance abuse in pregnancy can harm a child’s development and cause lifelong problems – doctors to explain its impact to adoptive parents

  • Hong Kong non-profit organisations promoting adoption will host a webinar about the impacts on a fetus of alcohol and drug consumption, to help prevent future trauma
  • The message ‘no amount of alcohol is safe for a developing fetus’ is difficult to deliver in a city like Hong Kong, one expert says

Substance abuse in pregnancy – taking drugs, drinking even a moderate amount of alcohol – may harm a child’s development and cause lifelong problems, doctors say. Photo: Getty Images
Substance abuse in pregnancy – taking drugs, drinking even a moderate amount of alcohol – may harm a child’s development and cause lifelong problems, doctors say. Photo: Getty Images
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