Alcohol, Drug Use & Smoking During Pregnancy Resources



Childbirth Connection's Alcohol, Drug Use and Smoking Resources During Pregnancy

Planning Pregnancy: Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
Planning Pregnancy: Healthy Lifestyle Habits
In our section called The Stages of Pregnancy, we have outlined the planning of your pregnancy, each stage of pregnancy, giving birth, and the early period after birth. These links are devoted to your lifestyle while planning for your pregnancy.


Alcohol Facts and Warnings for Pregnancy: Pregnant Women, Mothers, Women Generally

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Facts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Alcohol and Pregnancy Questions and Answers

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Drinking and Your Pregnancy

US Surgeon General Releases Advisory on Alcohol Use in Pregnancy


Drug Use Facts and Warnings for Pregnancy: Pregnant Women

March of Dimes: Illicit Drug Use During Pregnancy: facts about Ecstasy and other amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Prenatal Effects: website with pages for cocaine, heroin, inhalants, marijuana, MDMA/Ecstasy, methamphetamine, nicotine

Office of Health Assessment and Translation: Amphetamines: technical assessment focused on understanding the potential for adverse effects on human health from amphetamines


Resources for Quitting Alcohol and Drug Use for Pregnancy

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information: Resources: self-help materials for alcohol and drug abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator:
searchable directory of alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs in the United States. National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service, 800 662-HELP (4357), toll-free 24-hour alcohol and drug treatment referral and information


Smoking Facts and Warnings for Pregnancy: Pregnant Women, Mothers, Women Generally

American Council on Science and Health: The Scoop on Smoking, Pregnancy

American Lung Association: Women and Tobacco Use

Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General


Quitting Smoking for Your Pregnancy Resources

American Legacy Foundation: Great Start

National Partnership to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit: Quit Now!

Nicotine Anonymous: Information, guidance, directory of local and online meetings, publications in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish

Quit All Together

Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine: Your Online Smoking Cessation Advisor: Personalized guidance and support, available in Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish


Advocacy for Pregnant Women with Addictions Resources

Drug Policy Alliance: Women and Gender in the Drug War

National Advocates for Pregnant Women

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Most recent page update: 9/7/2012