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Doctor insights on: What Effect Does Methamphetamine Use Have On A Pregnant Woman

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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If a pregnant woman stops doing meth at 7months will the baby test positive at birth?

Seek help: The baby will not test positive for meth in his/her urine, but please get help: doing meth during pregnancy can harm the baby, whether your baby tests positive or not. I'm assuming the meth is not a prescribed medication and that you are not taking this under physician's supervision.... ...Read more

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This lady i know got pregnant and quit meth, in her second trimester she had a brief relapse with the drug, will the baby be ok?

This lady i know got pregnant and quit meth, in her second trimester she had a brief relapse with the drug, will the baby be ok?

Meth: Meth use in pregnancy is bad - both mom and fetus are at risk. BP , decreased placenta blood flow are major issues. Fetal death, premature delivery, behavioral issues in the baby are problematic. Fetal stroke can happen due to reduced blood flow and high bp. ...Read more

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What options do I have if a high risk pregnant lady in 3rd trimester did not know she was pregnant and well used alcohol and meth?

What options do I have if  a high risk pregnant lady in 3rd trimester did not know she was pregnant and well used alcohol and meth?

See prenatal care: The first step is to see an obgyn asap and establish care. They will address her specific needs and design a plan of care. Admission for detox may be necessary. Fetal monitoring with serial sonograms, nst or biopshysical profiles may be needed. A sonogram to assess fetal growth will be important. Drug and alcohol cessation will be key. ...Read more

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I was smoking meth none stop until i found out i was pregant. After going to the female dr. Theres only a sack could i be the cause ?

I was smoking meth none stop until i found out i was pregant. After going to the female dr. Theres only a sack could i be the cause ?

Addiction may be the: cause, something over which you were not able to exercise much control. It is impossible in any one specific case to know what the cause of an abnormal pregnancy is, but certainly use of many drugs, including methamphetamine, can be associated with such outcomes. GET HELP NOW to stop and stay stopped, and to understand the things you can do to feel ok WITHOUT drugs. You need ongoing support. ...Read more

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Does using methamphetamine while pregnant cause a child to get cancer? Just curious

Does using methamphetamine while pregnant cause a child to get cancer? Just curious

Not known : It is not known whether use in pregnancy can cause cancer in the offspring; however, there is ample evidence that neuropsychiatric outcomes in offspring exposed to methamphetamine in utero are adversely affected. ...Read more

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When pregnant, how long does it take to get methamphetamine out of your system urine and blood?

When pregnant,  how long does it take to get methamphetamine out of your system urine and blood?

A few days: There is a difference between the half-life of the drug itself, which is only a few hours, and the ability to detect the metabolites of the drug in urine. Metabolites of many drugs can be found several days after even a single use, and may persist even longer in those who are chronic users, or use higher doses. Please refrain from this drug in pregnancy (and in general) and get help for it. ...Read more

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I have a friend who did methamphetamines kinda heavy she just found out she was pregnant and she is right at 5 months will the baby be ok and clean?

I have a friend who did methamphetamines kinda heavy she just found out she was pregnant and she is right at 5 months will the baby be ok and clean?

Stop now: I can't promise that Baby has not been damaged by "meth". If you are really her friend, this may be time for tough love. Your friend needs to stop -- even if she has no regard for her own health or life, she now must care for a child. If she loves the baby, the best thing she can do is raise the child in a drug-free home. ...Read more

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When pregnant, how long does it take to get THC and methamphetamine out of your system urine and blood?

When pregnant,  how long does it take to get THC and methamphetamine out of your system urine and blood?

Varies.: The length of time these drugs stay in your system depends on the amount and the length of time you were taking them. THC can stay up to 30 days and Methamphetamine's half life is between 10 to 20 hours depending on your urine PH. ...Read more

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