Maternal-Fetal Conflict: Pregnant Drug Addicts

  • Bonnie Steinbock


Hardly a day goes by, it seems, in which one does not read an article about the impact of the crack epidemic on babies. Here is a description of the neonatal intensive care unit of Bronx-Lebanon hospital: “filled with baby misery: babies born months too soon; babies born weighing little more than a hardcover book; babies that look like wizened old men in the last stages of a terminal illness, wrinkled skin clinging to chicken bones; babies who do not cry because their mouths and noses are full of tubes”.1 According to one commentator, “If cocaine use during pregnancy were a disease, its impact on children would be considered a national health care crisis”.2


Pregnant Woman Prenatal Care York Time Moral Obligation Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 
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  • Bonnie Steinbock

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