Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices

Mothers' Substance Use Decreases During Pregnancy

April
2008

A recent study has shown that a surprisingly large number of women and men drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, and use marijuana during their or their partner's pregnancy.  While the women showed a decrease in the amount of substance use during the pregnancy, the men tended to maintain the same amount of substance use as before the pregnancy.