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Is cocaine really dangerous to use during pregnancy?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
12 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

If you're using Cocaine while you're pregnant, then so is your baby.
That means that the first thing your baby experiences after they are born is drug withdrawal. Not the best way to start off life. Besides that, your baby will likely be born smaller-than-normal and is more likely to have lots of health and behavioral problems later in life.

In brief: Yes!

If you're using Cocaine while you're pregnant, then so is your baby.
That means that the first thing your baby experiences after they are born is drug withdrawal. Not the best way to start off life. Besides that, your baby will likely be born smaller-than-normal and is more likely to have lots of health and behavioral problems later in life.
David Miller
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Dr. Saima Farghani
Absolutely I
Mike Moore
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

Very, very dangerous.
First, Cocaine can cause a situation where not enough blood gets to the baby, this is very bad. Also, Cocaine can make your blood pressure go very high, and pregnant women are already prone to develop high blood pressure. These are just two of the reasons Cocaine or other illicit drugs are bad for a baby.

In brief: Yes!

Very, very dangerous.
First, Cocaine can cause a situation where not enough blood gets to the baby, this is very bad. Also, Cocaine can make your blood pressure go very high, and pregnant women are already prone to develop high blood pressure. These are just two of the reasons Cocaine or other illicit drugs are bad for a baby.
Mike Moore
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
It also can lead to death of the baby through something called a placental abruption. Cocaine is one of the most dangerous drugs to use in pregnancy.
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely

I agree with the other answer to this question.
In addition, the use of Cocaine during pregnancy can cause abrupt increases in the mother's blood pressure that may lead to abruption (separation) of the placenta which is life threatening to baby & mother. In missouri, Cocaine use during pregnancy is considered child abuse & mothers may be arrested upon leaving the hospital.

In brief: Absolutely

I agree with the other answer to this question.
In addition, the use of Cocaine during pregnancy can cause abrupt increases in the mother's blood pressure that may lead to abruption (separation) of the placenta which is life threatening to baby & mother. In missouri, Cocaine use during pregnancy is considered child abuse & mothers may be arrested upon leaving the hospital.
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