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Meth & Pregnancy.

Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by NoRain89, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:59 PM.

  1. NoRain89

    NoRain89 Member

    Hello,
    I found out last week I was pregnant. This puts me at 11 weeks. I quit anything & everything cold turkey, including caffeine. However, before I knew, i was smoking meth nearly every day. I havent touched it since & I know there's not one chance I will. BUT im absolutely terrified for what could already be wrong with my baby. I dont want an innocent life to pay for my coping mechanism. Ive been reading forums & articles that are increasing my panic. Can anyone who's been in a similar situation please tell me if your child was affected by your use during pregnancy? Please, no lectures...I will never relapse as my baby has erased any chance of that. I only had one friend in that life who I have chosen to separate myself from. Nobody ever knew I was using because I did it for the energy & dopamine for depression, not to party. I kept my job, hygiene, & etc...which is good until this situation where I have nobody to talk to. Any information about usage during pregnancy would be so appreciated. Again, it was meth. Smoked only. Almost daily for first 11 weeks of pregnancy. I am feeling absolutely terrified & completely ashamed & full of guilt. I wont abort, regardless, but I do need to be prepared for any damage I could have caused my baby. I feel I will get more honest answers from people like myself who've lived or understand the struggles of addiction rather than reading government reports & info.
  2. Jai50

    Jai50 Senior Contributor

    Hi
    I wasn't addicted to meth but I was using oxys n herion also cocaine when I found out I was pregnant. I was drinking too. Anyway I was a reck cuz I was almost 4 mo. pregnant when they told me. I quit everything. Anyway was I was honest with the Dr he told me if I was wasn't doing it anymore that I should be ok. I also was given a test for spina bifida that's to see if the child didn't have downs or other problems. I had a healthy baby boy. He's 14 and is almost 5'8. Just get yourself healthy and stay clean and positive. Congrations and listen to ur doc
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  3. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @NoRain89 congrats on your pregnancy and i am glad to hear you stopped everything.... and that you have no plans of using again...

    i am not able to chime in on if something could be wrong... have no idea, but i'm sure there have been plenty of women who have had babies that were alright after using in their first trimester. i know a woman who smoked crack for the first couple of months of her pregnancy before quitting... and her son is now 12 and doing just fine.... so... things can be alright.

    pray...and believe that your baby will arrive healthy and happy. sing to your baby, talk to your baby, etc. as i'm sure these kinds of things can make an impact... ok, well this is my opinion :)
  4. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @NoRain89... I'm proud of you for quitting for the safety of your baby. I suggest doing what @Jai50 said she did: Be honest with your doctor and see what he/she has to say. I think a medical professional is the only one who can accurately answer your question.

    Congratulations on your impending motherhood!
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  5. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    This sound's crazy but I know from social services because I have a sister who is adopted,anyways they told my family that meth was the safest for a unborn baby because it doesn't slow down the growth functions like marijuana and heroin,but anyways the birth mom of my little sister used the entire pregnancy and my little sister is now 7 and has no physical or mental side effect's, she is actually in advanced classes at school already and she is only in second grade so I think you caught this in time to have a healthy child but of course I advise checking with your Dr and having some test ran like @Jai50 mentioned above.Stay Strong and God Bless
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  6. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @NoRain89... How are you doing, my dear? Just want you to know that I'm thinking about you and sending you positive, clean & sober vibes. And keeping good thoughts for you and your baby. Check in with us if you get a chance.
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  7. RecoveringLife1

    RecoveringLife1 Senior Contributor

    Congratulations on being sober for your baby!!! I don't know much about the affects of doing drugs while pregnant, but as long as you found out sooner rather than later, the baby should be fine. The only thing I'm concerned about is the child may have ADD or mood swings at a certain age. Just keep a look out for that and take the required steps to get them help. I have a co worker who is due very soon and has never done any drugs, but goes to regular doctor appointments once a week. I recommend you do the same just to be on the safe side and take the necessary vitamins.
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