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How can an intelligent young mom get into meth?

How can an intelligent young mom get into meth?

Intelligence/behavio: Intellegince does not dictate behavior. There was a study — people were tested with questions and the blood supply and thinking part of brain was mapped. For most questions the blood supply part in brain lit up before thinking- meaning our heart knows the answer before brain can think response. So your mom knows in her heart — http://learn. Genetics. Utah. Edu/content/addiction/drugs/ — to learn mor. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Had bad upbringing. Got in with fast crowd and got to liking meth. Then had baby. Fob kicked me out. I want to be a mom again?

Had bad upbringing. Got in with fast crowd and got to liking meth. Then had baby. Fob kicked me out. I want to be a mom again?

When healthy: Before taking responsibility for another life, you must take care of yourself. That means being drug free, finishing your education, having the ability to support yourself, and living a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition and good prenatal care. Be sure and see a clinician who can help you assess your status before making a choice to get pregnant again. You can succeed but it takes work. ...Read more

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Mom did I use of meth did not miss now she has a rash and swelling?

Mom did I use of meth did not miss now she has a rash and swelling?

Unclear question: Would you please state the question clearly.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Used crystal meth last night and I am a nursing mom of a six-month-old. I have been trying to give him a bottle all night and morning & he won't take?

Used crystal meth last night and I am a nursing mom of a six-month-old.  I have been trying to give him a bottle all night and morning & he won't take?

Pls get treatment: For your sake, and your baby's sake, please get an evaluation at a reputable treatment center in your area. Narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous are also great support, but you may need more than that to stay clean and sober. To understand why this is important, watch teh video, "pleasure unwoven, " avaiable from www.Instituteforaddictionstudy. Com/ or you can watch it on youtube. ...Read more

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My mom said the doctor said her heart is working 20%. My mom did meth for 15 yrs and also has aids, how long will she live? And if she continues drug

My mom said the doctor said her heart is working 20%. My mom did meth for 15 yrs and also has aids, how long will she live? And if she continues drug

Not long: Given the scenario, it does not look good for your mom. However, this is the question you should pose to the cardiologist. Hiv can be controlled quite well today, but if there is such a huge cardiac output problem, the prognosis does not seem good. ...Read more

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How far back into a pregnancy cord blood tests will show meth use? We are foster parents waiting for results on the baby and mom of our foster daughte

How far back into a pregnancy cord blood tests will show meth use? We are foster parents waiting for results on the baby and mom of our foster daughte

Not where we look: If I want to verify type or length of drug exposure in a newborn I check their first poop. The poop begins to form about 12 weeks into pregnancy and it remains metabolically inactive after it forms. It can provide data looking back several months, retaining trace amounts of the drugs. Some specialty labs do hair testing which can also yield data. Blood tests record more recent exposure. ...Read more

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Will fetus test positive for methamphetamine when born if mom was clean 3 weeks?

Will fetus test positive for methamphetamine when born if mom was clean 3 weeks?

?!?: Don't mean to sound critical but that is the least of your worries if abusing amphetamines knowingly while pregnant. I would definitely tell your obstetrician and the baby's pediatrician so they can be prepared for birth and perinatal complications! ...Read more

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How much time does it take for meth to exit a newborn babys stool?

How much time does it take for meth to exit a newborn babys stool?

Confusing question: A fetus begins to make meconium about 12 weeks into pregnancy. It remains one of the preferred markers for drug exposure because it is relatively inert. Meth exposure can leave small amounts of drug in the meconium that will remain detectable months after use. ...Read more

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Can babies develop neonatal lupus, if mom doesn't have lupus?

Can babies develop neonatal lupus, if mom doesn't have lupus?

Probably not !: Infantile. Sle is extrely rare in infants. Starts more commonly in pubertal females. Anas are commonly transferred but this not last. There significant autoimmune problems, but sle is not one. ...Read more

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My mom may need chemo for cancer soon. Should she be allowed to hold our newborn?

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My mom may need chemo for cancer soon.  Should she be allowed to hold our newborn?

Yes: Absolutely. Your mother can hold your newborn baby. It will help for both of you and especially for your mom emotionally to see her grandchild. Cancer is not contagious. If your little one later on goes to daycare and has cold or other upper respiratory infection etc-your mom is the one who should be careful and not get infection from your little one. Otherwise, your baby should be fine. ...Read more

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Healthy newborn wt 7lbs 12 oz was on IV for hypoglycemia. Mom was never a diabetic, but why does his glucose keep dropping? What is normal glucose?

Healthy newborn wt 7lbs 12 oz was on IV for hypoglycemia. Mom was never a diabetic, but why does his glucose keep dropping? What is normal glucose?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in a newborn can be caused by many things, including undiagnosed high blood sugar in a mom at the end of pregnancy. Also, low blood sugar can be a sign of an infection in a newborn or not enough feedings by mouth. I am sure the neonatologists are taking care to figure out the cause. In most cases, the lability of the sugar calms down in a few days. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a newborn treated for mom's siphilis?

What to do if I have a newborn treated for mom's siphilis?

Most do well: Infants exposed to or with evidence of syphilis at birth often do quite well if diagnosed and treated in the newborn period. If you have a specific question, please start over and submit it to the site. ...Read more

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If mom has a cold how can I prevent my newborn from getting it to?

If mom has a cold how can I prevent my newborn from getting it to?

Not likely to catch: Breastfeeding an 8-week-old makes it less likely she'll catch the family cold.
In addition to immune factors and targeted antibodies in breast milk, young babies do still have some remaining protection from respiratory viruses transferred from their mothers before birth, making colds less likely.
The peak age for colds is 6 to 12 months old, when inherited immunity is fading. ...Read more

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I need specific side effects on a newborn after having terbutaline administered to mom?

I need specific side effects on a newborn after having terbutaline administered to mom?

Safe: Terbutaline is safe, there is a small chance that babies can have gouger levels of jaundice. ...Read more

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I'm a first time mom and my newborn is a week old and she bumped her head on her crib. She seems to be ok though she's sleeping a lot but I don't know?

I'm a first time mom and my newborn is a week old and she bumped her head on her crib. She seems to be ok though she's sleeping a lot but I don't know?

Get evaluation: It is unlikely that a 1-week old could have caused a bump on her head on her own, a one-week old can't roll. This situation is concerning for some ptential physical abuse and looking at the fact that the mother is 18 y/o raises the risk. Please take this child to the doctor for an evaluation immediately, it may save a life ...Read more

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How are infections in moms transmitted to newborns besides coughing and touching?

How are infections in moms transmitted to newborns besides coughing and touching?

Let's hear from Peds: Thanks, dr. Garvey. I appreciate the OB perspective. I was also hoping to hear from pediatricians and neonatologists and to generate a discussion on this important topic. ...Read more

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How do I get my mom and sister to stop smoking? I have a newborn and my sister is pregnant. What can I do to help my baby and hers?

How do I get my mom and sister to stop smoking? I have a newborn and my sister is pregnant. What can I do to help my baby and hers?

Get help from her dr: Most everyone knows how bad smoking is in general, for kids and during pregnancy. Most women are motivated enough by this to stop smoking at least while pregnant. If your sister has not been, then it is just a reflection of how strong her addiction is. She may have underlying psychological issues (anxiety, depression, feelings towards nw baby) that unless addresses, will not "allow her" to quit. ...Read more

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Is rubella vaccine completely safe for mom when breastfeeding newborn?

Is rubella vaccine completely safe for mom when breastfeeding newborn?

Yes: "The use of rubella virus vaccine in breastfeeding mothers has not been associated with adverse outcome."

See: Medications and mothers Milk, Hale, T,15th ed,2012 ...Read more

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Why not give newborn tdap vaccine asap instead of pregnant mom? How do you know it's safe for the unborn child?

Why not give newborn tdap vaccine asap instead of pregnant mom? How do you know it's safe for the unborn child?

Takes awhile: It takes awhile to build immunity. When infant gets vaccine the first 6 months are basically uncovered for infant. I've seen firsthand, babies suffering from whopping cough, it's heartbreaking. Especially when largely preventable. When in utero fetuses actually get some of the moms antibodies, the agent that takes months for baby to makeover her own when given after. It's 100% safe. ...Read more

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Chances of t b transfer from mom to new born?

Chances of t b transfer from mom to new born?

Infrequent: If you have active tuberculosis it is possible to infect your fetus through the placenta but this is rare. If you have active TB you need to inform your OB and your baby can be evaluated and placed on medication to reduce acquisition of tb. Very rarely TB can be transmitted through breast milk. Have your infant tested when born. ...Read more

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My mom is coming to visit she was exposed to measles about 2 weeks ago, will that pose a risk to my 14 day old new born?

My mom is coming to visit she was exposed to measles about 2 weeks ago, will that pose a risk to my 14 day old new born?

Are you immune?: If you have antibodies to measles from vaccines or childhood infection, your baby will also have them and will not be at risk. Your mother may also be immune based on childhood infection or vaccination. The antivaccine movement has created a measles epidemic in the US and it has caused a lot of illness. Check your vaccine status and that of your mother. ...Read more

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Will a new born baby get detached from mother if she is bottle-fed by many people from birth. Not only me, My mom and aunt is also feeding her.?

Will a new born baby get detached from mother if she is bottle-fed by many people from birth. Not only me, My mom and aunt is also feeding her.?

? detached ?: Newborns are very pragmatic. They will accept anyone who is nurturing in early life and become attached to all who provide dependable care. Attachment to a symptomatic degree appears more around 6 mo when a baby has decided "preference", or a pattern of separation anxiety when separated from preferred caretakers. This helps guarantee a baby can survive loss of mom in childbirth. You will do okay. ...Read more

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I'm mom just few days&i don't know lots of things, first please tell me why is sitting possition bad for new born?

See local library: Sitting puts too much stress on baby's back muscle. For information about your baby see caring for my baby by dr s shelov or other books about child rearing. ...Read more

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My mom is breast feeding her new born but has a dry cough what can she take? She is allergic to penicillin.

See a doctor: Would not see a need to take anything for a dry cough, although gargling with a warm saline rinse might help to ameliorate the cough. If she develops other symptoms and particularly fever she should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is meth a problem anymore?

Is meth a problem anymore?

Yes: They're still dying and we pathologists are still autopsying them. ...Read more