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I stopped using drugs when I became pregnant. Will my baby suffer the same withdrawal symptoms i'm suffering?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
If you stopped as soon as you became pregnant then your baby will not be addicted itself.
You should seek medical help if you are experiencing withdrawl symptoms. Sometimes women who are withdrawing can experience seizures, etc and this can affect the baby.

In brief: Depends
If you stopped as soon as you became pregnant then your baby will not be addicted itself.
You should seek medical help if you are experiencing withdrawl symptoms. Sometimes women who are withdrawing can experience seizures, etc and this can affect the baby.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
3 doctors agree
In brief: Tell your OB
Since brain and heart start forming at 3 weeks, tell your OB exactly when you quit.
(s)he may order high-resolution fetal ultrasounds or fetal heart-specific imaging. While these may not tell you everything, you'll get useful information and you'll be less likely to start using again to handle worry/stress.

In brief: Tell your OB
Since brain and heart start forming at 3 weeks, tell your OB exactly when you quit.
(s)he may order high-resolution fetal ultrasounds or fetal heart-specific imaging. While these may not tell you everything, you'll get useful information and you'll be less likely to start using again to handle worry/stress.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Drugs in pregnancy
This depends on what drugs you were using.
Many drugs are harmful to fetuses, but also withdrawal from some drugs (like opiates) can be even more dangerous. All drugs you take will reach placenta, & baby will be in withdrawal if you are. If you've already stopped your drug use and are staying clean, your baby will not be in addiction/withdrawal when born. Talk to your OB about specifics, please.

In brief: Drugs in pregnancy
This depends on what drugs you were using.
Many drugs are harmful to fetuses, but also withdrawal from some drugs (like opiates) can be even more dangerous. All drugs you take will reach placenta, & baby will be in withdrawal if you are. If you've already stopped your drug use and are staying clean, your baby will not be in addiction/withdrawal when born. Talk to your OB about specifics, please.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Brain and heart start forming at 3 weeks, so when you actually stopped is important. Your OB needs to know. Props for stopping! Stay clean!
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