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what are the effects of cocane use during pregnancy? long term what actually happens to the child after birth? What are the signs and symtoms of a cocane withdraw infant?!!!!

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Hello! There are quite a lot possible effects and defects that may occur if a woman uses cocaine during pregnancy. Besides that it can cause miscarriage and premature births, there are even more possible mental affects it could have on child.

A baby may experience weight problems as well as growth and suffer from mental retardation and cerebral palsy. There is a risk of birth defects, especially heart which could lead to brain and heart damage.
Cocaine exposed babies may not do as well as unexposed babies on measures of motor ability, reflexes, attention and mood control, and they appear less likely to respond to a human face or voice.
Withdrawal symptoms may include jitteriness and irritability, they may startle and cry at the gentlest touch or sound. They may be hard to comfort and suffer from feeding difficulties and sleep disturbances. However, it was determined that these behavioral disturbances are temporary and that they subside or resolve over the first few months of life.
In the long term, some studies show that children who were exposed to cocaine have normal development and intelligence and that they score just as well as other kids while other studies report lower IQ levels and learning problems.
There is not a very good insight into behavioral and learning disabilities but the children may have problems with controlling emotions and paying attention, which could lead to the previously mentioned disabilities.
This is the worst possible theoretical scenario you know and reality may differ a little bit. Children may suffer withdrawal effects at the beginning of birth and have no side effects after wards but it could very well happen that they suffer from some of the mentioned problems, like heart problems just like the mother can.
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you will be lucky to actually give birth to a live baby usually the placenta breaks up and the baby dies .its very dangerous and very selfish and this is coming from an ex drug addict
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