Essay On Drug Addicted Babies

People ask questions like, why do people drink alcohol? Why are women who are pregnant and taking drugs doing this to their unborn child or children? Many individuals have reasons for everything they do. Lots will go out and have a fun as others will drink to forget the day or stressful things in their life. The effects on babies whose mothers abused drugs and alcohol while pregnant can lead to many problems when they are born. Children who are exposed to different kinds of drugs and alcohol can develop many hard obstacles throughout their childhood and adolescent life including adulthood. Many people do not know what drugs and alcohol can do to not only the unborn child, but also the mother during the cycle of pregnancy. Numerous kinds of drugs can affect the mother and baby in different ways. Many children will have Developmental and Intellectual delays, birth and long term health effects from the numerous drugs from the mother.
There are many people in the world that do not realize that an unborn child is not the only one that is at risk if the mother is using drugs while she is going
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Mothers that drink while pregnant will send the alcohol to the placenta that will create defects to the baby. Many will have premature births before 37 weeks. Many babies will have (FASDs) when they are delivered. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is caused when the mother drinks all the time during pregnancy. “1 in 20 children in the United States have (FASDs) when they are born.” (NICHD,2012) Babies born with (FASDs) have different effects on their body. Many will have abnormal fetal development and be delivered with (FAS). Fetal alcohol syndrome is when the baby is born and starts to experience withdrawment symptoms. These symptoms cause the babies to shake, jittery and have irritability. Babies also will have a hard wanting to get fed when they are going through

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