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Children Born To Drug Addicted Mothers
Yes: I believe there have been cases where women gave birth to very premature infants whose condition prevented early feeding but went on to sucessfully breast feed later. The process took some harmonal manipulation to reverse the drying out process but did work. I would consult with an obgyn specialist to see if they could help or knew someone that could. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It happends: If a babies nervous system has been exposed to addictive substances during the later stages of pregnancy, they will generally undergo a withdrawal process similar to that of an addict after birth. This can be very dramatic, with high pitched crying & a hyper reactive nervous system for days or weeks after birth. Pediatricians and neonatologists will often medicate the child for comfort during this. ...Read more
Placental transfer: If the mother uses drugs, the blood flow to her body is the same to the fetus through the placenta/umbilical cord. The babies nervous system and tissues acquire & process the drug in a similar way to that of mom, and the abrupt withdrawal of the drug by delivery will often produce withdrawal symptoms in the baby. ...Read more
Absolutely: Chilldren learn by modeling the behavior of those around them. Living with parents whom are addicted; this is what they see and know. They see how their parents cope with life, deal with feelings and deal with others, which are all usually dysfunctional in someone with an addiction. There is also a genetic component to addiction as well. These children may take on unhealthy roles, can't be "kids". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No way!: Giving children weed is not an appropriate way to deal with bullying. Instead you need to investigate and deal with why a particular child is bullying. This may be very complicated, and many factors may inter-relate. Children frequently model what they are shown at home. They also can bully when chronically shamed and humiliated. http://tinyurl.com/ce4ygf look deeper, and work with the child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many do: Unfortunately the younger the mom the more likely they are to have some of the complications of pregnancy including premature labor, high blood pressure & other problems that result in early deliveries.Some do fine & deliver at term & for all, close OB care can help avoid an early delivery & worrisome problems for baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Geneticists estimate that each of us carry a few recessive genes that will not harm us, but when paired with another can produce a baby with things like CF, sickle cell, and any of thousands of metabolic disorders like PKU.Marriage between close relatives increases this risk.You can get tested for the recessive gene in some cases, so having a consultation with a geneticist may help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Comic Answer: Bwaaa! i had my son at 39, he is now 15, I am 54. Remember late parenting= teen in puberty while you will be in menopause. Dueling hormones can be an experience. And yes you might be more patient because you will be tired. No worries having my son later has been my best experience ever- really:) I have friends who parented at 42-47- happy parents amazing kids. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Children with Fetal: Alcohol Spectrum Disorders have deficits in executive functions because alcohol targets & kills neurons in the fetal frontal cortex. Inability to understand cause-&-effect, learn from mistakes, control impulses & resist peer pressure ^ risk of alcoholism & substance abuse in teens with FASD separately from genetic loading for mental illness & addiction. See www. fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/Index.aspx ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The prevailing information when i looked into this stated a firm preference for mothers voice was established by 8 hours(compaired to similar sounding women) with dad trailing behind a bit at 24 hrs. So the answer is sort of both yes and no. I find it amazing that a newborn can sort out all the new sounds they have to deal with that soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a father's drug use during conception cause birth defects - for example cocaine, opioids, depressants, stimulants, LSD/Ecstacy?
Major drug abuse: A history of major drug abuse can cause damage to male reproductive health - but it would not be from a single use at the actual time of conception. I'd also think hard about the maturity and responsibility toward a potential child that you might expect from a man who abuses drugs enough to cause harm to his body. Creating a Life is serious business - even more than sex (which is too!) Be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: A mother that is actively taking drugs can pass the drugs onto the baby. This means that the child can be born addicted to the same drugs that the mother is taking. All drugs and medications taken by the mother should be disclosed to the obstetrician so that steps can be taken to minimize the risk to the child. ...Read more
If someone with ADHD smokes methamphetamine can they be charged for illegal drug use even though methamphetamine helps them with their ADHD ?
Illegal is illegal: Even though methamphetamine or related drugs are sometimes prescribed for adhd, anyone using a medication that is not prescribed to them risks consequences for illegal drug use. In addition, prescribed stimulants are not intended to be smoked. If you are diagnosed with a pain condition and are found to have pain medication that is no prescribed to you, you can be charged with illegal possession. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Point of view?: Psychiatrists treat people of all ages for mental ; emotional illnesses. These treatments can involve medications, psychotherapy, combinations of these, or other methods. Like physicians of other specialties, they are paid for their work. This differs markedly from "drugging" children/teenagers for money, but i imagine some might interpret psychiatric work in this way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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