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Alabama Prosecutor Targeting Pregnant Women Who Test Positive for Drugs

By John Lavitt

District Attorney Brian McVeigh has prosecuted several woman for failing drug tests, though he has given them a chance to work their way back to sobriety. MORE  

Pregnant Woman Avoids Child Endangerment Charge After Positive Drug Test

By McCarton Ackerman

Though Casey Allen avoided prosecution for allegedly endangering her unborn child, she still remains behind bars on drug charges. MORE  

Pregnancy and Addiction Treatment

By Jeanene Swanson

The number of pregnant women who receive treatment for substance abuse is shockingly low, but options do exist. MORE  

Montana Judge Dismisses Drug Charges Against Pregnant Woman

By McCarton Ackerman

Judge Jeffrey Langton said prosecuting Casey Gloria Allen would create a "slippery slope" for charging pregnant women for all kinds of "unhealthy" behavior. MORE  

Marijuana Mom Barred From Breastfeeding Baby

By Bryan Le

One woman says her doctors tried to stop her from breastfeeding because of her medical marijuana use, highlighting the need for more studies about its effects. MORE  

Alcohol During Pregnancy Can Slow Teenage Brain Development

By Bryan Le

A team of researchers have found that children whose mothers drank even moderately during pregnancy suffered from dulled mental development. MORE  

Husbands' Tobacco Habits Turn Pregnant Women Into Passive Smokers

By Bryan Le

Pregnant women are always urged to stop smoking during pregnancy, but the people around them should stop lighting up too. MORE  

Drinking Dads Could Cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

By Bryan Le

Everyone knows pregnant moms should stay away from booze, but does that also apply to dads? MORE  

Drinking While Pregnant Can Lower Baby's IQ

By McCarton Ackerman

A new study suggests even a drink or two a week can harm a baby's brain development. MORE  

China's Women Constantly Inhale Smoke

By Valerie Tejeda

Exposure to secondhand smoke in China damages the health of this generation and the next. MORE  

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