This is How Drugs Affect Your Baby During Pregnancy

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Everything that goes into the body of a pregnant woman has an effect on the health and development of an unborn baby. If you use drugs during pregnancy or considering becoming pregnant, it is important to ask for support or advice from a health professional.

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Cigarettes 20 of pregnant women smoke

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12 Alcohol of pregnant women drink

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6 Illicit Drugs of pregnant women use

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That means nearly 120000 babies are aected by birth defects each year.

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Every 4.5 minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States.

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effects of drugs on the fetus

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INFECTION PASSED FROM MOTHER FETAL GROWTH RESTRICTION

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BRAIN DAMAGE BIRTH DEFECTS CLUBFOOT

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BLOOD POISONING LOW BIRTH WEIGHT

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DECREASED IMMUNITY HEART ABNORMALITIES

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EFFECTS OF DRUGS ON EARL Y CHILDHOOD

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Growth Delays

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Impaired Speaking Disabilities

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Slower Brain Development

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Hyperactive Disorder

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Learning Disabilities

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Sleep Disturbances

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Heart Disease

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Mental Il-lness

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HOW TO GET HELP BEFORE T AKING MEDICINES

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Always talk to your health care provider before you take any medication herbs or vitamins. Don’t stop taking your medication until your doctor says that it is OK. Ask Questions

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Contact the FDA to report any serious problems you have after taking a specific medication. Report Problems

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Drug labels list the risks for women who are pregnant or breast feeding. The labels tell consumers how each medication might aect or have aected other pregnant women. Read the Drug Label

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Pregnancy Exposure Registries help women and their doctors learn more about which medications are safe to take during pregnancy. Sign Up for a Pregnancy Exposure Registry

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Living babies who have birth defects often need special care and interventions to survive. Do not suddenly stop taking your medication it may be riskier than continuing to use the medication while under a doctor’s care. The best way to keep your baby safe from street drugs is to avoid them things to remember

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SOURCES http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Birth_defects_and_drugs http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/facts.html http://www.marchofdimes.org/pregnancy/alcohol-during-pregnancy.aspx http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/ucm118567.htmAsk_questions RECOVERY IS JUST A STEP AWAY Read Our Blog

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