Do Doctors Test The Placenta For Drugs In Every Pregnancy?

Estimates of illicit drug use in pregnancy vary widely. Approximately 5–10% of women self-report the use of illicit drugs in pregnancy, while universal testing for illicit drugs in high-risk populations results in a significantly higher prevalence (10–40%) of usage than through self-reporting. More than 50% of pregnant women take prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter) drugs or […]

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