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I am very worried!!! I didn't find out that I was pregnant the other day and I am 5 weeks. Unfortunatley...I have been doing drugs everyday. I was snorting cocaine for the first 3-4 weeks and snorted meth for the last 1-2 weeks.
I know that drugs in the first place are bad...I've never done these drugs before and kinda went all out Sad I definatley would not be doing them if I knew I was pregnant back then and I stopped as soon as I found out!
Now I am terrified about the baby...will it be ok? Will this effect the baby badly now and after birth? Will this effect the whole pregnancy or stay in the babies system?
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replied December 19th, 2011
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If you've become addicted to taking the drugs, then it's more harmful to suddenly stop taking the drugs as they go through the placental barrier and are passed onto the baby which means that the baby becomes addicted as well. Suddenly stopping an addiction not only you but the baby will experience withdrawal symptoms.

If you are addicted, then I suggest seeing your doctor and see if they can get you on an alternative drug that is safer to use in pregnancy, but the baby may become addicted and will need to spend a few weeks in the special care baby unit dosed on morphine until the withdrawl symptoms go away and the baby is no longer in pain. The morphine starts off at a high dose and is slowly decreased so the baby is drug free.

If you aren't addicted and aren't experiencing side effects I would mention this at your first doctor/midwife appointment so that they are aware and can keep a closer eye on things and if there is a problem they can deal with it knowing all the facts.

I hope this helps a little, and everything works out ok for you Smile
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