The following article was kindly provided by Cracks in the Ice.
‘Ice’ use during pregnancy can increase the risk of serious health complications for both the mother and baby. This new factsheet summarises how ‘ice’ use can affect the mother’s health as well as the physical and mental development of the baby.
The factsheet also provides information on treatment and advice for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers who use ‘ice’ and how health professionals can support them in stopping or decreasing their use.
Access the factsheet here.
About Cracks in the Ice
Cracks in the Ice (www.cracksintheice.org.au) is an online toolkit providing trusted, evidence-based, and up-to-date information and resources about crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) for the Australian community.
Cracks in the Ice is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and was developed by the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use in consultation with over 500 members of the Australian community.