I wanted to know if my husband and I are trying to conceive a child and he is using cocaine, what are the chance my baby will have it in his/her system...and if so how long will the drug stay in his/her system, what are some long-term problems the baby would have? and how it be treated?
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replied September 1st, 2010
Welcome to ehealthforum.
If cocaine is used by you, then the caches are that it passes on to baby through blood stream after conception. If your partner is using it, then it will not affect the baby directly. It might lead to low quality sperms leading to chromosomal anomalies or birth defects in the baby. It can also lead to infertility in your partner making it difficult to get you pregnant due to low sperm quality and quantity.
If you are trying for a baby, advise him to stop using cocaine and concentrate on a well balanced diet rich in zinc to have healthy sperms (in his case) and healthy eggs (in your case).
Take care.

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replied September 10th, 2010
Hi I'm not trying to be a cow here, but I feel concerned for you. should you really be trying for a baby if your partner is on cocaine ?
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replied September 12th, 2012
cocaine and a baby on the way
I have a guy friend who has impregnated a woman who has just delivered, a "healthy" 7 lbs baby girl, Geri...

The father has used cocaine and has drank beer before, during and after the pregnancy. He did not even know he could have kids...yet he still had unprotected sex with this woman. She was (possibly) on birth control or just saw the opportunity to have a child with a successful man/family of good fortune and values, etc...

(yes there is a moral issue(s) that we could debate but I feel that it is pertinent to the point I am trying to make.)

Before (yes, she was my friend) this woman got pregnant he used/drank at least 4/5 days a week easily. I know because I did it with him...constantly...probably closer to 5/6 days a week...

Does the cocaine and beer effect the baby "my friend" is having?...The baby was a healthy weight with 10 toes and 10 fingers. Are there signs we should look out for?

My friend, Andreas, stop smoking but never did drugs or drank before or after she found she was pregnant.

Bottom line...

if the child both of my friends are having has a learning disability, addiction issue, or anything caused by a drug doing/alcoholic father, I would like to know. I might become the stepmother or permanent adult caretaker of this child/relationship and I would like to know what I should look out for to help this child.

Thank you!

Dallas, TX

In need of great help..don't have money for legal counsel but I am well educated just need some outside/professional advice.
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