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How does heroin abuse affect women who are pregnant?
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: It's the baby
Heroin affects a pregnant women the same way it affects the nonpregnant.
It's the baby you should be concerned about. It will be born addicted, if it survives, and have to go through closely supervised withdrawal at a critically young age.

In brief: It's the baby
Heroin affects a pregnant women the same way it affects the nonpregnant.
It's the baby you should be concerned about. It will be born addicted, if it survives, and have to go through closely supervised withdrawal at a critically young age.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Lots of harm
If heroin is injected, all the infections and impurities it carries can affect both mom and baby.
Chronic heroin use causes the baby to become dependent, and after delivery the baby will have a neonatal abstinence syndrome (nas) which may require many weeks, or even months to treat. It is very bad for mom, and what is bad for mom is bad for baby. If this is you, find help. Talk to your ob.

In brief: Lots of harm
If heroin is injected, all the infections and impurities it carries can affect both mom and baby.
Chronic heroin use causes the baby to become dependent, and after delivery the baby will have a neonatal abstinence syndrome (nas) which may require many weeks, or even months to treat. It is very bad for mom, and what is bad for mom is bad for baby. If this is you, find help. Talk to your ob.
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