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What happens to mothers who test positive for meth in pregnancy

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Injury to child: In my state such results will place the mother on a list for a monitored birth & child protective services review. Most will lose the child at birth t ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
19 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: Generally, i would expect that if learning disorders were present, they would be those that are commonly associated with adhd. In the womb, the presen ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: It is really unclear as to the precise nature of developmental problems in a child exposed to methamphetamine in utero. Cognitive, emotional and physi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
14 years experience Psychiatry
No: No. Not even close.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seeking help: There are more important issues than the tax screen result. It is crucial that the doctor treating her know about the Meth use. The prenatal care need ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Wrong question: Forgive my frankness. You are about to become a mother. Congratulations on your pregnancy. I know that you want to be the best mother that you possibl ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: When you test for drugs in a newborn there are samples you can get that will reveal ANY drug exposure, sometimes as far back as 12 weeks gestation. Th ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
HPT: Methamphetamine should not change the effectiveness of a home pregnancy test.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Please stop smoking meth especially if you want to become a mother. Some of what you have heard from "drug educators" about other recreational drugs i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
See your doctor : You may need to have a serum Beta HCG drawn to determine if you are pregnant.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Meth is not likely to read as a positive home pregnancy test. however, meth has significant harmful effects on your body and on the baby, if you are p ... Read More
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