Drug Abuse In The Cycle Of Pregnancy

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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 …show more content…
If drugs are being used in the early state of pregnancy, it can affect the developing organs and limbs of the fetus or a miscarriage can occur. “Any amount of these substances is considered unsafe during pregnancy.” (Healthline,2005) Many do not understand that this can happen if you only tried the illegal drug once and never did it again. During the later stages of pregnancy, using drugs can affect the baby’s central nervous system or having a still …show more content…
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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