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How does heroin abuse affect women who are pregnant?

How does heroin abuse affect women who are pregnant?

It's the baby: Heroin affects a pregnant women the same way it affects the nonpregnant. It's the baby you should be concerned about. It will be born addicted, if it survives, and have to go through closely supervised withdrawal at a critically young age. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


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Can a father's drug use during conception cause birth defects - for example cocaine, opioids, depressants, stimulants, LSD/Ecstacy?

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 more

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Is nicotine addiction dangerous for pregnant women?

Is nicotine addiction dangerous for pregnant women?

Yes and for fetus: Smoking cigarettes has harmful side effects. However, doing so while pregnant has harmful side effects not only for the mother but also for the developing fetus. Exposure to nicotine even when not in smoked form is not recommended during pregnancy. Great time to quit! ...Read more

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If a pregnant woman abuses drugs, does it affect the fetus?

If a pregnant woman abuses drugs, does it affect the fetus?

Yes: Most assuredly it can. There are many chemicals, drugs and environmental toxins that can cross the placenta and potentially harm the developing fetus. ...Read more

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Can laxative abuse affect my fertility?

Can laxative abuse affect my fertility?

If it leads: to MALNUTRITION Y DEFINITELY YES! Menstration will often stop with even minor malnutrition and since anxiety is often associated with eating disorders this can also affect ovulation!!! Furthermore you would NOT BE WISE in getting pregnant with an unresolved eating disorder Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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Are there any long-term effects on adult children of mothers who took heroin during pregnancy?

Are there any long-term effects on adult children of mothers who took heroin during pregnancy?

Higher risk : For addiction, but otherwise there is little evidence for adverse effects on adult children of mothers who used heroin during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do stis affect pregnant women and their unborn babies?

How do stis affect pregnant women and their unborn babies?

Many ways: There are many adverse events that can happen w/ an infection during pregnancy. Depending on the type of infection, and at what point in the pregnancy it occurs, birth defects can occur. The baby can also become infected in the womb, or during delivery, leading to eyesight problems, neurodevelopmental disorders, toxic shock, etc. In short, it is important to prevent stis with safe sex practice. ...Read more

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Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

No: According to the CDC, US men have higher rates of alcohol abuse and dependence (17% lifetime) than women (8%). Men also have much higher rates of injury and hospitalization related to alcohol. Male drivers are twice as likely to be intoxicated in fatal car accidents than female drivers. Men who commit suicide are more likely than women to have consumed alcohol. ...Read more

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Effects in teenage boy born addicted to meth?

Effects in teenage boy born addicted to meth?

In utero drug expose: Several long term effects of in utero drug exposure. Add, adhd, dyslexia, memory lapse, addition potential, average or below average iq, risk taking behavior etc., etc. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Narcan (naloxone)?

Can pregnant women take Narcan (naloxone)?

Narcan (naloxone): Narcan (naloxone) should be administered my medical professionals with clear indications, if the pregnant female requires treatment with Narcan (naloxone) many factors should be considered:risk/benefit ratio is always important. ...Read more

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Pregnant women and smoking weed?

Pregnant women and smoking weed?

No.: Please, no, no, no. There are not enough medical studies to know for sure what happens to the fetus with smoking pot. Please value your baby's health and avoid pot while pregnant. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Halonate?

Can pregnant women use Halonate?

Halonate: Halonate is FDA Pregnancy Category C. Discuss use of this medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does being overweight affects urine pregnancy test?

Does being overweight affects urine pregnancy test?

Probably not: While being overweight may be associated with lower fertility, the urine test itself should not be affected by weight. The test reacts to a hormone in urine that is produced in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuana while pregnant cause early labor?

Will smoking marijuana while pregnant cause early labor?

Yes, it sure can : Smoking marijuana during pregnancy is associated with several problems, including premature labor. Also there are low birth weight babies. Small for gestational age babies, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22258135 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22815699 you are assuming these risks if you smoke marijuana while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is taking Malta Guinness dangerous to pregnant woman?

Is taking Malta Guinness dangerous to pregnant woman?

No: As far as I understand, Malta Guiness is completely free from alcohol. Some "alcohol-free" beverages like O'Douls and Vino actually have small amounts of alcohol (about 0.5 percent), so they are not really alcohol free. If large amounts are consumed, significant amounts of alcohol can be absorbed, and there is no "safe" amount in pregnancy. However, Malta Guiness is listed as zero alcohol. ...Read more