f. Drugs

If you take drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or speed, your baby also takes these drugs. All drugs affect your baby who could develop a dependency to these drugs. Drugs are dangerous for you and your baby.

The following exercise will help you understand the effect of drugs and other dangerous substances on the fetus.

If you take drugs, you may need help to stop. For your health and the health of your baby call a support service agency for help. You can contact an Addiction Services or ask your doctor or a public health nurse about the programs available in your area.

Here is a list of the most common drugs. You may consult this table to find out more about the risks these drugs represent for your baby during pregnancy.