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What are the effects of heroin on a fetus in the first trimester?

What are the effects of heroin on a fetus in the first 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 more

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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?

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?

See a doctor: you need to be under OB care you have high risk pregnancy so go to a physician specializing in OB-GYN AND DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU GO IN LABOR WILL BE TOO LATE ...Read more

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Can heroin addicted babies show signs of complete calmness?

Can heroin addicted babies show signs of complete calmness?

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

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If I quit heroin at 19 weeks will my baby test for it?

If I quit heroin at 19 weeks will my baby test for it?

Drug test: As a rule drug taken after 12 weeks will show up in the meconium (baby 's poop ) and the cord blood. Congratulations on getting clean please get therapy or go to NA to help with support and staying clean. ...Read more

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Considering adopting a baby exposed to cocaine, heroin and methadone. What are the worst case scenarios from these exposures, besides withdrawals?

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

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Im 17 years old and i recently found out that I am a heroin baby. I was wondering what long term symptoms there are?

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

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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 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 more

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What happens to a heroin addicted baby in the first year of life?

What happens to a heroin addicted baby in the first year of life?

Heroin: They will exhibit all the withdrawal signs but this usually in the first few days , once they get over this all should be good. ...Read more

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