A 36-year-old member asked:
What could cocaine do to my unborn baby?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Cause withdrawal: or neonatal abstinence syndrome after birth or if acute withdrawal during pregnancy could cause premature labor or miscarriage you should be under the care of a board certified addictionologist to help with a practical withdrawal, therapy and assistance to get the best outcome for your baby.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Many bad things: If you are truly 49 years old, you are already carrying a high risk pregnancy, and the older women are, the greater the chances of both birth defects and pregnancy complications. Cocaine, like smoking cigarettes, reduces blood flow to the placenta, which nourishes the baby, so that smaller, low-birth-weight babies result, with more lung problems, birth defects. STOP and get help!!
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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