In present world, most of the pregnant women will be addicted to either alcohol consumption or smoking that can lead to improper growth of child.
Reports say that one out of 8 women consume alcohol and it is a fact that every year more than 6,000 babies in america are with FASD( Fetal alcohol syndrome disorder).
More than 221,000 women use illegal drugs during the pregnancy period and reports determine that 757,000 women drink alcohol while pregnancy. Over 820,000 women are reported addictive to smoking during pregnancy and it can result in improper behavioral problems.
Taking illicit drugs through oral route can effect the child and lead to fetal death, premature labor and placental abruption because the drugs taken will pass through the fetus. Usage of illegal drugs during the pregnancy time can cause heart infections, anemia, skin infections and sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS, Gonorrhea etc.