Articles and Information about Children and Babies on Methamphetamine
The following is a list of
methamphetamine articles found on the Internet concerning newborns
and children addicted to meth at birth or being exposed to meth in
the household environment.
Meth use in pregnancy endangers mom and baby
July 29, 2010 New research shows that babies born to methamphetamine-using moms face much higher risks of serious complications, compared to babies not exposed in the womb to this illegal street drug.
Meth use in pregnancy endangers mom and baby
New research shows that babies born to methamphetamine-using moms face much higher risks of serious complications, compared to babies not exposed in the womb to this illegal street drug.
Moms who use meth harm babies' brains
Moms who use methamphetamine while pregnant may permanently damage the brains of their developing babies. And the damage from meth looks worse than damage done by women who drink alcohol heavily during pregnancy.
Abstract of Journal of Neuroscience : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20237258
Impact of methamphetamine use during pregnancy on child
International studies suggest that children exposed
to methamphetamine in the womb are likely to suffer adverse
developmental effects – either because of the drug, or the
environment in which they are subsequently raised.
Methamphetamine Use Restricts Fetal Growth, Study Finds
Results from the first large-scale,
prospective study of prenatal methamphetamine use show that
newborns exposed to the drug are more than three times as
likely to be born underweight. Appearing in Pediatrics, the findings . . .
Drugs Of Abuse Present In 40 Percent Of Newborns
Urine was collected from the infants and tested for the presence of
cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, phencyclidine, barbiturates,
benzodiazepines, cannabinoids and propoxyphene.
to methamphetamine restricts infant growth
To determine fetal growth and the incidence of withdrawal symptoms
in term infants exposed to methamphetamine in utero, we
retrospectively identified neonates whose mothers used
methamphetamine during pregnancy and matched them to unexposed
Meth affects newborn development
In the first 60 seconds of
life, Dr. Rizwan Shah said, a newborn has to learn six new functions
with perfection including breathing, keeping a heartbeat, regulating
sleep and learning how to eat.
NEW MOTHER FACT
SHEET: Methamphetamine Use During Pregnancy
North Dakota Department of Health PDF file
What are the effects of methamphetamine on babies
during pregnancy and after birth?
Prenatal Drug Exposure and Drug-Abusing
Posted on web site National Institute on Drug Abuse, September 2001
Meth-exposed babies studied
Chris Derauf, a pediatrician at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women &
Children, conducted a study in 1999 to find out how many babies in
Hawai'i were born with crystal methamphetamine in their systems.
Protocol for Children Found in Meth Lab Sites
Olmsted County, Minnesota and Mayo Medical Center
Infants Called the New 'Crack Babies'
DES MOINES, Iowa (APBnews.com) -- With
an increasing number of methamphetamine-addicted babies in area
hospitals, an Iowa doctor is concentrating her clinic's efforts on
treating babies suffering from prenatal exposure to the drug.
http://www.geocities.com/joanlippert/methinfants.html or http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/meth/sidechildren.html
Development Focused Care For Drug-Exposed Infants
Treatment plans based upon
systematic behavior observations of drug-exposed infants provide
effective and developmentally appropriate intervention with
successful outcome potential.
gets share of meth study grant
The University of
Hawai'i-Manoa has been awarded a federal grant worth as much as $1
million to study the effects of prenatal methamphetamine exposure on
Drug Use Increases Risks For Male Offspring
Chicago, IL - Exposure before birth to
methamphetamine, an increasingly popular "club" drug,
renders males, even as adults, much more susceptible to the drug's
brain-damaging effects, reveals a study performed in mice by
researchers at the University of Chicago.
Children of Chemically Involved Parents: Special Risks
This chapter describes the health and development of children
exposed prenatally to alcohol and/or other drugs. The
neurodevelopmental consequences of such exposure, particularly in
the long term, are not all known.
Methamphetamines: A Guide for Parents and Other Caregivers
Prevention Materials, Studies, Articles,
Reports, and National Organizations for Substance Abuse Prevention
from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.
S. Dixon and R. Bejar,
"Echoencephalographic Findings in Neonates Associated with
Maternal Cocaine and Methamphetamine Use: Incidence and Clinical
Correlates," Journal of Pediatrics 5(November 1989):770.
Crystal Meth and Methamphetamine effects on Children
Children of meth addicts have higher staph infection rate