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Do You Know a Woman On Drugs? Will She Have an Addicted Baby?

Women need to understand the special brand of hell their infant goes through when mom takes drugs. Whether street drugs or prescription drugs, if mom is taking it, the baby is taking it. And baby might have to go through withdrawal. Is it hard on the babies? Other than being scared to death, here are some of the symptoms:

  • crying a lot
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty breathing through the nose
  • difficulty sleeping
  • difficulty sucking
  • fast breathing
  • fever
  • high-pitched crying
  • irritability
  • poor feeding
  • seizures
  • shaking
  • sneezing
  • sweating
  • vomiting

They will be given drugs to help control those symptoms – most likely morphine – but some babies have to take the drug the mother, and now the baby, was addicted to.

Mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends – are you making sure the women you know who take drugs are addressing their problem? Are they getting the addiction help they need?

Also, once the baby is born, if mom is taking drugs and breast feeding, the baby is also on the drug.

Some small children who breast feed with moms who take drugs actually die. The mom is then charged for killing her baby. And she will probably spend a decade or more in prison.

When she gets out, she’ll run into other problems – getting a job when she has such a conviction on her record will not be easy. And she might have a hard time finding a good guy to marry. There might not be many guys worth marrying who can handle the fact that their bride to be already killed her child.

All in all – a mess. A very, very ruined life. Drug addiction and all the problems that go with that, a very frightened, very ill, drug-addicted baby, killing your own child, spending a decade or more in prison, shunned by society, and more than likely never able to have much of a good life.

Call us at 855-889-0555. We can help get them off drugs NOW. Before all of that happens.

 

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