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Dr. Jeremy Mirabile
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Drug Abuse In Pregnancy (Overview)

Drug abuse in pregnancy is a term for the use of non-medical drugs during pregnancy. These drugs can include alcohol, cocaine, and heroin. "Prescription drug abuse", the use of legal drugs, can also occur.


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What kind of condition is drug abuse in pregnancy?

What kind of condition is drug abuse in pregnancy?

Drug abuse in pregna: Means basically taking substances(alcohol, prescription drugs, ilicit drugs) that are not needed for the simple reason of providing pleasure and comfort to the pregnant patient.An addiction mechanism is involved every time. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeremy Mirabile
14 doctors shared insights

Drug Abuse In Pregnancy (Overview)

Drug abuse in pregnancy is a term for the use of non-medical drugs during pregnancy. These drugs can include alcohol, cocaine, and heroin. "Prescription drug abuse", the use of legal drugs, can also occur.


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Having a Healthy First Trimester (Tip)

Having a Healthy First Trimester

Fetal development during the first trimestre is the most active.And you baby grows quickly. ...See more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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Can panhypopituitarism be caused by drug abuse during pregnancy?

Can panhypopituitarism be caused by drug abuse during pregnancy?

Maybe (see comment): There is a form of panhypopituitarism called sheehan's syndrome, that can occur after pregnancy. This is due to the pituitary enlarging and needing more blood blow during pregnancy than at other times. If delivery is complicated by hemorrhage, and the blood pressure drops rapidly, there may be too little blood flow to the pituitary, resulting in death of the cells & panhypopituitarism. ...Read more

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How much of a role does drug abuse in pregnancy play in adult addiction in baby later?

How much of a role does drug abuse in pregnancy play in adult addiction in baby later?

Family disease: Addiction is a family disease; it may be passed biologically, emotionally and psychologically from parents (or grandparents) to children. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

Myth: every woman with a high risk pregnancy requires long-term bed rest. ...See more

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I'm dealing with drug abuse and trouble coping during pregnancy?

I'm dealing with drug abuse and trouble coping during pregnancy?

Medical assisted tx: Is it trouble coping with the drug abuse during pregnancy or with the pregnancy itself? Opiate dependent pregnant women can be very safely and successfully treated with Methadone or Buprenorphine. Plus counseling and cognitive behavior therapy. Please visit your OB/GYN and ask for a referral or help finding an addiction specialist. ...Read more

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Can hard drug abuse cause mental retardation in a child even if there wasn't any drug use during the actual pregnancy?

Can hard drug abuse cause mental retardation in a child even if there wasn't any drug use during the actual pregnancy?

Early pregnancusage: If drugs are used before noticing pregnancy and then stopping usage would create mental retardation. Also nutritional deficiency due to drug usage affects childs brain development and indirectly contributes to mental illness. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

High risk pregnancy doesn't mean a woman did something wrong. Not the case for most high risk preg. ...See more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Vasu Brown
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Drug Addiction (Definition)

Drug addiction is a dangerous condition where people are addicted to, or dependent on, illicit or other ...Read more