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Doctor insights on: Children Born To Drug Addicted Mothers

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What are the effects of drug addicted mothers on their children?

What are the effects of drug addicted mothers on their children?

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

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My mother is addicted to drugs, am I more likely to be an addict too?

My mother is addicted to drugs, am I more likely to be an addict too?

Only if U U drugs: Many mental health condition can be genetic , but things r not always white and black . Therefore , keep u distance from all drugs. ...Read more

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I'm 21yr old female frm TN,INDIA.R thr any chances for my children to be born with any abnormalities if I am going 2 marry my maternal uncle's son?

I'm 21yr old female frm TN,INDIA.R thr any chances for my children to be born with any abnormalities if I am going 2 marry my maternal uncle's son?

Yes: We are all thought to inherit around 4 recessive (not expressed) genes from our parents.These genes can trigger metabolic problems like PKU or inherited gene syndromes if their come together with a 2nd recessive gene.The closer the mating (brother,cousin, 2nd cousin),the more likely we will have a shared recessive gene and have a 25% chance of having a kid with a defect. ...Read more

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If a mother's and/or father's abuse of drugs or alcohol throughout their lifetimes affect the health of their children?

If a mother's and/or father's abuse of drugs or alcohol throughout their lifetimes affect the health of their children?

I agree, parents: Are role models for their children. They are learning to drink. In addition, their children are at high risk to either become alcoholics or marry one. There is also a strong hereditary factor which make the risk of becoming addicted higher. Sons of alcoholic fathers ; daughters of alcoholic mothers are at highest risk. ...Read more

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One of the mothers in our group does not vaccinate her children. Should i avoid my children being around her children?

One of the mothers in our group does not vaccinate her children. Should i avoid my children being around her children?

Should consider it: This mom , apparently, is more than happy to allow her kids to be open to diseases such as measles, mumps and pertussis(whooping cough) if exposed. This increases the risk for your kids.These infections have been on the increase in your part of the country, partially due to people like your friend.Express your fears and encourage her to do the responsible thing. ...Read more

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How healthy are children from a rhesus positive mothers and rhesus negative fathers?

How healthy are children from a rhesus positive mothers and rhesus negative fathers?

Depends on variables: With modern obstetrical treatments this is a non issue. They grow up to have normal lives with no effect.If someone does not follow current practices, they can have babies that are severely impaired with deafness, retardation and cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What are the effects on a baby born with hepatitis C (from her mother)?

What are the effects on a baby born with hepatitis C (from her mother)?

Hep C infection: Approximately 5% of infants born to Hep C infected mothers will acquire the same infection. ...Read more

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Are there any help programs for mothers with overweight children?

Are there any help programs for mothers with overweight children?

Programs: Most children's hospitals have weight management programs emphasizing life style changes promoting nutition, exercise and making comprehensive changes in life to promote weight loss and better health.Consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What percentage of mothers of young children are also working mothers?

What percentage of mothers of young children are also working mothers?

Go to...Ygoy.com: Year 2008 -59.5 % of women above 16 years were either working or looking for work in the US. 46.5 % of the total labor force of the US are women. Will go up to 47 % in the year 2016. Working women will increase of 49 % in the total labor force between the year 2006-2016. In USA 61% (8th in the world) 1950-1998. ...Read more

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How could mothers pass mitochondrial disorders onto their children without having it themselves?

How could mothers pass mitochondrial disorders onto their children without having it themselves?

Mutations: While the mitochondrial DNA is derived from the mother, it can mutate like other DNA and those mutations may cause problems to the new host. The mitochondria also derive much of their material from proteins encoded by the DNA of the main nucleus, derived from maternal and paternal input.So new mutations of the mitochondrial, or main DNA can all cause new onset disorders. ...Read more

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Please describe the name of the disease where mothers harm their children on purpose for attention?

Please describe the name of the disease where mothers harm their children on purpose for attention?

Munchausen by proxy: This is called munchausen syndrome by proxy. Though the perpetrator is often the mother, sometimes it can also be the father or another caregiver. It is a psychiatric illness and a form of child abuse. ...Read more

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Can mothers breastfeed adopted children?

Can mothers breastfeed adopted children?

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 more

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As children do we learn to be tickleish? Why is it that my armpits are tickleish but my mothers isn't?

As children do we learn to be tickleish? Why is it that my armpits are tickleish but my mothers isn't?

No one knows: Researchers seem to be too busy studying cancer and heart disease. Although philosophers have had theories about tickling, there is no scientific research that i know of ...Read more