What Do You Know About Drugs and Alcohol in Pregnancy?

Smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs while pregnant can harm your growing baby. Know how to stay away from these dangers to have a healthy pregnancy and baby. Find out more about drugs and pregnancy by taking this quiz.

1. You are more likely to have a miscarriage if you smoke while pregnant.
2. Your baby is at higher risk for SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) if you smoke while pregnant.
3. Smoking after your baby is born won't harm the child.
4. It's safe to drink alcohol during pregnancy as long as you don't drink a lot or every day.
5. A pregnant person who drinks alcohol puts their baby at risk for health problems.
6. You should not take aspirin or ibuprofen while pregnant.
7. Babies born to people who used narcotics while they were pregnant can have withdrawal symptoms.
8. People who use IV (intravenous) drugs while pregnant may get hepatitis or HIV. These diseases can be passed on to their babies.
9. Babies born to people who used heroin during pregnancy can have health problems.
10. It's safe for pregnant people to take tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and amphetamines.
Online Medical Reviewer: Burd, Irina, MD, PhD
Online Medical Reviewer: Trevino, Heather, BSN, RNC-MNN
Online Medical Reviewer: Watson, L Renee, MSN, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2023
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