Cocaine

how dangerous is it during pregnancy?

Bruce Alan Buehler

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The risk of prematurity, stillbirth, small for gestational age, and central nervous system damage are clearly a consequence of maternal cocaine use during pregnancy. There is also the risk of concommitent use of alcohol which may cause long term developmental problems. Therefore cocaine should be avoided in pregnancy, but the good news is that if the child survives, the longterm outcome may be very favorable. The cocaine exposed child given proper parenting and educational support may well develop normally with a bright future. It is important not to be too pessimistic about the term infant exposed to cocaine since it may lead to a "self-fulfilling prophecy". Supporting the cocaine exposed child and their family is an important task for all health professionals who deal with children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-117
Number of pages2
JournalThe Nebraska medical journal
Volume80
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1995

Fingerprint

Cocaine
Pregnancy
Stillbirth
Parenting
Gestational Age
Central Nervous System
Alcohols
Mothers
Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Cocaine : how dangerous is it during pregnancy? / Buehler, Bruce Alan.

In: The Nebraska medical journal, Vol. 80, No. 5, 01.05.1995, p. 116-117.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Buehler, BA 1995, 'Cocaine: how dangerous is it during pregnancy?', The Nebraska medical journal, vol. 80, no. 5, pp. 116-117.
Buehler, Bruce Alan. / Cocaine : how dangerous is it during pregnancy?. In: The Nebraska medical journal. 1995 ; Vol. 80, No. 5. pp. 116-117.
@article{af51cf206d374af8b5c9c0e948b076bf,
title = "Cocaine: how dangerous is it during pregnancy?",
abstract = "The risk of prematurity, stillbirth, small for gestational age, and central nervous system damage are clearly a consequence of maternal cocaine use during pregnancy. There is also the risk of concommitent use of alcohol which may cause long term developmental problems. Therefore cocaine should be avoided in pregnancy, but the good news is that if the child survives, the longterm outcome may be very favorable. The cocaine exposed child given proper parenting and educational support may well develop normally with a bright future. It is important not to be too pessimistic about the term infant exposed to cocaine since it may lead to a {"}self-fulfilling prophecy{"}. Supporting the cocaine exposed child and their family is an important task for all health professionals who deal with children.",
author = "Buehler, {Bruce Alan}",
year = "1995",
month = "5",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "80",
pages = "116--117",
journal = "The Nebraska medical journal",
issn = "0091-6730",
publisher = "Nebraska State Medical Association",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Cocaine

T2 - how dangerous is it during pregnancy?

AU - Buehler, Bruce Alan

PY - 1995/5/1

Y1 - 1995/5/1

N2 - The risk of prematurity, stillbirth, small for gestational age, and central nervous system damage are clearly a consequence of maternal cocaine use during pregnancy. There is also the risk of concommitent use of alcohol which may cause long term developmental problems. Therefore cocaine should be avoided in pregnancy, but the good news is that if the child survives, the longterm outcome may be very favorable. The cocaine exposed child given proper parenting and educational support may well develop normally with a bright future. It is important not to be too pessimistic about the term infant exposed to cocaine since it may lead to a "self-fulfilling prophecy". Supporting the cocaine exposed child and their family is an important task for all health professionals who deal with children.

AB - The risk of prematurity, stillbirth, small for gestational age, and central nervous system damage are clearly a consequence of maternal cocaine use during pregnancy. There is also the risk of concommitent use of alcohol which may cause long term developmental problems. Therefore cocaine should be avoided in pregnancy, but the good news is that if the child survives, the longterm outcome may be very favorable. The cocaine exposed child given proper parenting and educational support may well develop normally with a bright future. It is important not to be too pessimistic about the term infant exposed to cocaine since it may lead to a "self-fulfilling prophecy". Supporting the cocaine exposed child and their family is an important task for all health professionals who deal with children.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0029300294&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0029300294&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 80

SP - 116

EP - 117

JO - The Nebraska medical journal

JF - The Nebraska medical journal

SN - 0091-6730

IS - 5

ER -