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Using Drugs Nd Effect On Becoming Pregnant
YES: Smoking has been shown to lower test scores with as few as 6 cigarettes per day. Cocaine and its relatives can cause the placenta to suddenly separate, putting you and the baby in danger of rapidly bleeding to death. Anything that goes into your system, goes to your baby. If you are using heroin, you need to switch to methadone, but you should not stop cold turkey while you are pregnant. ...Read more
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
No: Other than for spermicides, I am not aware of any. ...Read more
Drugs and pregnancy:
i am very proud of you for asking this question. Yes, as you seem to know, it is time to be very healthy. You have another life inside of you that needs you to be sober.
This can be very difficult, so if you have not been able to stop without help please get to a non-judgemental health care provider to get you safely into sobriety. ...Read more
Quit taking drugs: It is not possible to determine what specific effect any given drug could cause with a very early pregnancy. If the drugs are out of your system before ovulation they will have no effect on the pregnancy. Ovulation typically occurs 12-16 days after the start of your period. However, the best response to your question is to advise you to quit taking drugs. ...Read more
Depends on what drug: You need to see your OB asap and you may need to see a peri-natologist so they can cousel u properly, it depends on what drugs you have been taking and how much and obviously your doc will be doing the proper fetal testing. ...Read more
Overall health: The average woman takes 6 months to conceive- you might succeed with the first try but it may take some time. It helps if your partner has a good sperm count/healthy sperm ; doesn't ejaculate for several days before the times near ovulation when you try. You're most fertile 2 days before ovulation ; day you ovulate.Healthy diet, exercise, reduce stress, avoid gmo's, take prenatal vit ; see comment:. ...Read more
I have been clean for a lil over a year from drugs and trying to get pregnant, should it be a problem?
I am taking 2 different types of anti-epiliptic drugs, mild dosages, I discovered I am pregnant now. Will these drugs affect the baby?
Depends: The majority of anticonvulsants have some fetal risk but may be continued if benefit outweighs that risk. A few either have no demonstrated fetal risk but have not been studied long enough or in enough numbers to declare them completely safe. I would discuss your particular meds with your OB & neurologist & see how to best move forward. Do not stop the meds without a plan to keep you safe. ...Read more
Category C.: Reproduction studies have not been conducted. Immune globulins cross the placenta in increased amounts >30 weeks. Intravenous Immune Globulin has been recommended for use in fetal-neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and pregnancy-associated itp. May also be used in postexposure prophylaxis for rubella (within 72 hours) to reduce the risk of infection and fetal damage in exposed pregnant women. ...Read more
Abortion and Pills: Nope. Regardless of what it takes to end your pregnancy please work with a local obstetrician or gynecologist to make sure you are safely protected during this process. If you have no physician or cannot afford one then please contact planned parenthood in your community. ...Read more
I stopped using drugs when I became pregnant. Will my baby suffer the same withdrawal symptoms I'm suffering?
Depends: If you stopped as soon as you became pregnant then your baby will not be addicted itself. You should seek medical help if you are experiencing withdrawl symptoms. Sometimes women who are withdrawing can experience seizures, etc and this can affect the baby. ...Read more
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