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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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