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How long does it take to get cocaine out of a fetus system before it is born?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Coccaine: pregant: Coccaine can affect the fetus the same as the mother to be, and become addicted, which produces problems at birth. If this is a one time exposure, the fetus will clear its system within a day or two, but with repeated exposure, neurological manifestations can occur, and treatment after birth can be complicated.

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How long does cocaine stay in a fetus system?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Hard to say: After the mother uses cocaine, by-products can be found for 30 hours in the urine of the pregnant woman, and for 2-4 days in the newborn. Fetuses are less developed and processing could take longer. If you take cocaine, you are delivering it directly to your baby via your placenta, and you risk fetal loss. Also your baby can be born prematurely, small for gestational age, and with withdrawal.

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