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Meth affecting pregnancy?


scaredpop
 
Baby after meth

I was wondering if anyone here has had or has heard of someone having a baby after using meth. My S/O is pregnant and her and I were meth users. Her clean time is 5 months or so. Is there anything to look out for? She was a light user, and only used for a few years off and on.

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Just Ol Ma Re: Baby after meth

There have been many babies born after meth and they are lovely. NO meth NO problem...at least not a meth induced one.

scaredpop
 
Re: Baby after meth

It is not a meth induced one, we both have been clean for a while. I just wanted to make sure it was safe, and if it would be like a normal pregnancy.

Just Ol Ma Re: Baby after meth

Then enjoy things should be fine.

Loraura
 
Re: Baby after meth

Unless her previous meth use has damaged her heart, kidneys, liver etc. she should be fine, and the baby should be fine as long as she doesn't use while pregnant.

nikki
 
baby after meth

and what if she does use meth during pregnancy: baby during meth! any bad news i need to know about?

TxTigger
 
Re: Baby after meth

I have a daughter that was a meth baby she is ok. no defromities, but i did meth while you was pregnant.

Loraura
 
Re: Baby after meth

If a pregnant mom uawa mwth while pregnant, the damage to the baby depends on the developmental stage the baby was in while the mother was using.

upagainst
thewall

 
Re: Baby after meth

My daughter used during both her PG's and the only thing I can tell is both boys have hyperness problems. Other than that they are perfect.

TxTigger
 
Re: Baby after meth

both me and my husband were high when i conciecved my youngest daughter. and i did meth for most of the pregnancy and she is fine except she is hyper and is Bipolar

kell
 
Re: Baby after meth

Hey Pop~

As long as she is not using now while she is pregnant I don't think you have anything to worry about. Enjoy this with every fiber of your being as your life is about to change and it's all good.

imlostinky
 
Re: Baby after meth

I agree , as long as she is clean now, everything should be fine.
I do caution anyone who is pregnant using anything from over the counter medications to caffeine, nicotine, and illegal drugs without consulting their doctor.
My middle son - one of my middles,I have 5 children- is borderline learning disabled as well as hyper.
I craved coffee and chocolate when I was pregnant with him.The only one I craved those with.
As an infant, he never slept more than 4-5 hours period.Not until a teen did he ever sleep. Had learning difficulties as through school- tested every year for LD, always close to being qualified for additional help.
I have to wonder if the excessive and I do mean excessive amounts of caffeine didn't play a part.
The bottom line is you owe it to your unborn child to be as healthy as possible - to take the best care possible of yourself.Eating well, taking your vitamins, sleep.Be aware Iron deficiency as well as eating seafood are dangers to unborn babies. Iron defiencies have been proven to cause birth defects - the mercury content of seafood and such is thought to be a cause of Autism.
 

TxTigger
 
Re: Baby after meth

Oh yes if I could do it over I again I would have done everything the right way.

sunshine1
 
Re: Baby after meth

I will tell you about a baby after meth. I'm now a foster mother of two children the ages of 1 and 3. They both tested positive for meth when they were born. They have been taken away from their parents for the second time. I don't think that their parents will get them back this time. It is sad that they can not be together as a family. But I'm the one left to deal with their anger, I'm the one they hit when they go into these rages. I'm the one that gets up with them at 3:30 in the morning because they are having nightmares.
How do you do this to your own children? They deserved to have a normal life what ever that may be. It angers me to think that anyone would do drugs while they are pregnant. But I guess that is why their are people like me to pick up the pieces.

LivesWith
Wolves

 
Re: Baby after meth

Sunshine, you ask how can people do that do their kids? I asked the same question when I was trying to adopt a foster baby and I was pissed, very pissed. I was holding a baby, wanting so much for him to be mine, and the Doctor very coldly told me that he might never be able to even roll over in his crib. I wasn't strong enough and able enough to care for that little guy - but some other kind soul did. I did however learn more about ADDICTION - IT TAKES OVER - PEOPLE ARE SICK. In the case above the mom was repeating history, her parents never cared for her and were addicts. These stories go on and on.....I now have that babies brother though...mom died long ago on the streets at age 25 leaving 5 kids in the foster care system.

Around March 2004 we brought a young couple into our homes as they were transitioning from another state, trying to make it in California. They told us lie after lie and we believed it all at first. Bottom line there were users of Meth & pot, she had been slamming it for a long time and has serious health issues at 20 years old. I held her hand in December as the Doctor's told her that their baby was dead in her belly at 6 months of age. It's just sad.

sunshine1
 
Re: Baby after meth

Wouldn't it be nice if this was a perfect world? I realize people do drugs because they can not handle everyday life but where do we draw the line?

TxTigger
 
Re: Baby after meth

I did it because the drug had control of me. I know I did it but I can not change it. Try being the one taking care of the after effects of the drugs knowing you was the one that did it. It is easy easy being the one that walks in and takes over. Not saying you are wrong, but try not to judge till you have been there. You know nicatine is a drug too. Many wopmen smoke too during pregnancy. You know at least I am honest and not lying about it. I do not like being judged, I am clean now. That is what matters. I can not change the pst all I can do is look ahead and deal with the world head faced forward and noth high on meth or any other illegal drug.
 

sunshine1
 
Re: Baby after meth

TxTigger
I'm sorry I really try not to judge. I just get so mad when I see the after effect on these children. I have tried to help their parents. But if the parents do not get their life in order then these children will be adopted out and I do not think the little boy can take much more. I have raised my kids and did not plan on raising anymore but there is no way I could allow them to go and be adopted out with someone they do not even know.
I'm so proud of you for getting clean. I pray that God will watch over you and keep you safe.

TxTigger
 
Re: Baby after meth

I unjderstand that. It hard to get clean it can be done. Ther person just needs to want it bad enough. You are right through it is sad how much use addict will neglest and push away one of our own for our next fix.

LivesWith
Wolves
Re: Baby after meth

I am sure all of us can remember things we have done that we regret. Things that have hurt others, things that we are ashamed of. You don't need to abuse drugs to do these things, it is part of living and learning. I believe most of the time people don't intend to hurt others - sometimes, yes, but most of the time no. TxTigger you sound like you have your head in the right place. You are straight and making good choices in your life. Put the past behind you. It is important to be your own best friend and forgive yourself. You will never be able to move on if you don't. Your power is in the NOW, in this moment.....make the best of it. Enjoy your day everyone.


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Articles and Information about Children and Babies on Methamphetamine

Meth use during pregnancy

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