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Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: There are no reported birth defects with the use of prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). There has also been no link found ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lucinda DeMarco
35 years experience Pediatrics
Antiepileptic: Yes, this is something you need to discuss with your ob. Monitoring can be done, to help determine if there are any anomalies.. Do not just stop the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely: No particular cause has been associated with autism but a combination of factors may contribute. Severe emotional stress during pregnancy however may ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Several: suboxone, methadone are substitutes. Long acting injectible blockers prevent getting high. Then, there's outpatient (suboxone/blockers). Specialized c ... Read More
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Of course!: He does contribute 50% of the pregnancy product and genes are known to be altered by excess substance abuse. The classic case is the use of marijuana ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience Psychiatry
Possible: In addition to the trauma of the incestous abuse, there is a higher risk of birth and congenital abnormalities in pregnacies and births resulting from ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Cleft lip/palate: A recent British medical Journal did an extensive meta-analysis of all the major studies in benzodiazepines and found a slightly increased risk, about ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: Most states offer disability aid for a variety of conditions such as fetal alcohol. It can vary depending on how severely the child is affected.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
In utero drug expose: Several long term effects of in utero drug exposure. Add, adhd, dyslexia, memory lapse, addition potential, average or below average iq, risk taking b ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: any drug use by the father is not associated with increased risk of autism or genetic disorders in his children. Multiple exposures of the mother dur ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar Disorder: Does not cause child abuse. But, when someone is severely depressed or manic they may neglect children's needs or lack impulse control or feel more ag ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
40 years experience Psychiatry
Higher risk : For addiction, but otherwise there is little evidence for adverse effects on adult children of mothers who used heroin during pregnancy.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
35 years experience ADHD and Autism
Both Similar Effect : Antipsychotic use during the third trimester of pregnancy has a risk for abnormal muscle movements (extrapyramidal symptoms [eps]) and withdrawal symp ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: If i understand your question correctly, von willebrand disease will not cause birth defects in an unborn child.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Alcoholism and child abuse co-exist in some families. Alcoholism can make parents neglect their children's needs, or abuse them emotionally, physical ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: A large epidemiological review was published in american journal of epidemiology in 2006 about this. It was a meta-analysis of many studies. These g ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
I have been trying: To find information on this, but the information seems to be focusing on maternal use during pregnancy and not before.It is also heavily focused on al ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): There is controversy in research about this, but some data shows that xanax (alprazolam) can be associated with oral clefts in infants. Babies born w ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: It depends on the extent of the resuscitation neede to correct the cardio respiratory arrest associated with the event.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): can ^ risk for cleft lip or cleft palate,
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Specializes in Pediatrics
It depends...: Alcoholism may run in families. If a baby was exposed to alcohol because his/her mom was an alcoholic, then that child may have an increased risk of ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Check it out: Here is a start on info: http://www.gracepointwellness.org/4-bipolar-disorder/article/11219-bipolar-disorder-treatment-hospitalization-and-electroconv ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Learning disability: Children born <32 weeks can often have some learning problems. Premature birth as a stand alone risk factor does not increase autism or schizophrenic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Real evidence.: Though marijuana may not cause schizophrenia, there is a growing body of evidence that it can trigger the illness at an earlier age. And we have know ... Read More
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