Bd de la Cluse 30
1205 Genève

Begoña Martinez de Tejada Weber
Begoña Martinez de Tejada Weber
Médecin-cheffe de service

Smoking and alcohol addiction, which are very widespread, sometimes overshadow other substances* or behavioral problems: eating behavior, physical hyperactivity, compulsive shopping... In any case, the impact on the fetus and the child can be significant: poor respiratory adaptation, miscarriage, slow fetal heart rate and withdrawal syndrome at birth, miscarriage, low birth weight and prematurity.

Fetal consequences of addiction vary widely according to the type of addiction.

If you have an addiction, it is essential to mention it during your consultations so that the care providers can give you the best support without judgment.

*such as cannabis or medication products such as anxiolytics and psychotropic drugs


Last update : 29/01/2019