NICU: A Clinical Analysis

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Thank you, Maria, for your post! I am a nurse, and I did my clinical in a NICU. I saw first hand what happened to babies born from drug and alcohol abuse mother. Drinking alcohol while pregnant is bad, but I agree with your judgment. Psychiatric medications are considered to have a detrimental effect on the fetus, but when we have pregnant psychotic patients that are violent (I work in psychiatry), we medicate them with a lower dose of medications despite of the damage that it can cause to the baby. We medicate them knowing the risk because it will cause more harm if we live them without medications. This author would never agree with pregnant women drinking alcohol not even in moderation, but I do see your point. If the mother drinks a glass
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