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does huffing really make your baby come out retarded?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the timing and content of your "huffing" experience, the fetus would share the direct toxic effects of the material that has entered your bloodstream. Brain injury is possible.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

I got high off airfreshner and i herd that if i huff my baby can come out to be retarded?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
See below: Anything that you are exposed to your baby is exposed to. The chemicals that get you high are also getting the baby high. This can lead to problems with addiction and other brain problems. Huffing actually deprives your body of oxygen, and hence deprives your baby of oxygen. The brain needs a lot of oxygen, so i would stop this behavior completely, even if you weren't pregnant.
A 32-year-old member asked:

I've got high off airfreshener and i heard that if i huff it, my baby can come out to be retarded?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Not a good idea: Inhaling anything like that is certainly not a good idea if you are pregnant. But it is also not good for you. This can lead to asthma, brain damage for yourself and many other problems. Take care of your baby and yourself. Don't use these things.

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