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What Effect Does Heroin Have On A Baby At Each Trimester
Stillbirth : Heroin use in pregnancy can have serious effects on babies. The stillbirth risk is increased as well as the risk of poor fetal growth. In addition, the baby becomes addicted as well and with have to go through detoxification after delivery. Heroin uses will need to seek professional help and transition to Methadone maintenance. Some patients can undergo detox but need to be carefully monitored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 8 months pregnant but was unaware. And have been using heroin. How long will it take to leave mine and my babies system?
Yes: Neonatal abstinence syndrome occurs in about 60 to 80 percent of heroin-exposed infants. Its onset is usually within 72 hours of birth, with a high mortality if the syndrome is severe and untreated. Premature infants have been reported to show a less severe abstinence syndrome following opiate exposure. ...Read more
What if the mother used Heroin in 1st trimester, but then stopped for rest of pregnancy? Would the baby be okay in that case, thanks
Considering adopting a baby exposed to cocaine, heroin and methadone. What are the worst case scenarios from these exposures, besides withdrawals?
Congratulations: on considering helping this child. Any parenting brings w/it a future of unknowns. The risk of negatives increases w/a history such as the one you mention. This child MAY be at risk for more behavioral and mood problems than children w/out this history. Here is a link http://www.cbsnews.com/news/moms-meth-use-during-pregnancy-causes-kids-behavioral-problems/ Peace and good health. ...Read more
Im 17 years old and i recently found out that I am a heroin baby. I was wondering what long term symptoms there are?
Do some research: Sadly, there are long term risks for heroin babies but it seems that the problems are worst at the very beginning of life. If you have had a reasonably healthy infancy and childhood you probably escaped the threat. That's great! but you can find and read information or talk with a knowledgeable doctor. Here's a start: http://www.Marchofdimes.Com/pregnancy/illicit-drug-use-during-pregnancy.Aspx. ...Read more
I went through a very difficult tragedy and turned to heroin & meth to cope. I quit already, but am i going to lose my baby to cps if i stay clean now?
I don't know the : Situation well enough or how child protective services or legal system works in arizona. I would be candid with your obstetrician. If you haven't also been working with an addiction medicine specialist - this would be a step in the right direction. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am currently a heroin addict and occasionally smoke meth. I am 19w 2d pregnant. Will the drugs be out of my system and my baby system by the time?
I've been told that before you're 3 months pregnant my addiction to heroin won't harm my unborn child.. It's this true.? Do I have 3m to get off heroi
Not true: Not necessarily true.The drug may have severe effects upon the development of the fetus.Talk to your doctor asap. ...Read more
I am 27 weeks pregnant & addicted to heroin. If i stop using now will my baby still have withdrawals when she is born?
Used heroin off and on til i was 26 weeks pregnant. Will it show in the placenta and baby once i give birth if i quit now and stick with subutex?
Not where I look: There is no hiding from babies exposures. I don't look at the placenta for drugs. If I evaluate the issue I will find evidence of any drug exposure past 20 weeks. You need to make your OB and addiction team aware of your issues so baby can be properly monitored & complications avoided. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Birth Mother has hep C and claims using heroin for only 1st month of pregnancy before going to subutex to protect child. what are the risks for both?
Bad timing: Highest risks to the pregnancy are in the first few months, using heroin in the first month is most likely to cause a miscarriage than anything else. Risks are numerous, including damage to brain/CNS, and other important organs, such as heart, liver, kidneys, teratogens can help to malform almost any organ system ...Read more
Development: Babies do most of their growing in the third trimester. In the first trimester they grow of course but the main thing that is going on is the development of legs, arms, hearts, etc. That is the reason that most miscarriages occur in the first trimester. It is amazing that so many things have to happen in the right order at that point to develop a normal baby. They truly are miraculous every one! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am four weeks and my upper back has been hurting me. I lost 2 babies in 2012 in my 1st trimester.Is this a sign of a third?really hurts when lying d
It is possible: Lyrica (pregabalin) should not be taken during your pregnancy unless it's benefits outweigh the risk. Lyrica (pregabalin) is category C according to the FDA. Meaning Lyrica (pregabalin) has been shown to harm animal babies in animal studies. This has not been studied in pregnant humans. A physician should only give this to you during pregnancy if your really need it for your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I worry so much about misscarriage in the first trimester when I have never had a miscarriage before? I can't stop! I have had 2 healthy babies.
I suspect: Some worrying is normal, but it sounds like you are worrying to the point where it is interfering with your normal life. If you are pregnant now i'd suggest talking with your OB about it when you next see him/her; you would probably find talking with a counselor or psychologist/iatrist helps too. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
During end of first trimester door hit on lower abdomen will it harm the baby . as i am felling the heart beat of the babies(twins).
Where to start?: Heroin, if pure (as in England) used with sterile precautions, has same side effects as any other opioid - constipation, respiratory depression if excessive, and producing physical dependency - withdrawal if stopped abruptly. However, non-sterile injected heroin can cause abscesses in skin, brain, lung, bone & heart valves, pulmonary edema and kidney failure, hepB/C, AIDS&other infections. ...Read more
Yes/No: 2 things make quitting heroin hard. First - initial withdrawal symptoms - which are rarely dangerous, but always severely uncomfortable. Second - the cravings that most addicts experience even after withdrawal is over. Treatment is available to manage both challenges. Seeking professional help will help you get there. ...Read more
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