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Dangers & Effects of Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant
Jun 8, 2016

Is Any Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy? No alcohol is safe during any trimester of pregnancy, whether that is wine, beer, or spirits. If a pregnant woman consumes a drink with alcohol, it passes through to the fetus just like any other liquids or foods she consumes. Some people mistakenly believe that it’s OK to drink […]

Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy
Jun 2, 2016

Pregnancy and Opioid Abuse It has been estimated that maternal opioid overdose rates have grown dramatically from 1996 to 2014, showing a 4-fold increase during that time. Approximately 6.5 of every 1,000 births involve a mother with an opioid use disorder.1 This trend of opioid use among pregnant women is distressing for many reasons. Opioid […]

Heroin & Pregnancy: Effects of Heroin Use During Pregnancy
Jun 2, 2016

Using opioids during pregnancy can impact an unborn fetus, however the abrupt discontinuation of opioid use during pregnancy comes with its own risks as well and shouldn’t be attempted without the medical advisement of a physician. This page explores the risks that accompany heroin use when you’re pregnant, the risks associated with illicit opioid use in […]

Dangers of Using Cocaine During Pregnancy
Jun 2, 2016

While many factors (such as a person’s environment, their social support system, and whether they use other substances in conjunction with cocaine) play a role in the potential effects of drug use on a mother and her unborn baby, fetal exposure to cocaine is associated with serious health issues, including several types of developmental and […]

Detoxing While Pregnant
May 9, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes that as many as 1 out of 10 pregnant women report alcohol use. Drinking alcohol or using drugs while pregnant can harm not only the mother, but also the unborn child as these substances cross the placenta to the baby to some degree. The National Institute […]

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers for Pregnant Women
May 2, 2016

Pregnancy can be a wondrous time of life—a time when women become more focused on their own health to support the health of their unborn baby. They may start to become more conscious of what they’re putting into their bodies and how that may affect the child they’re carrying. However, if the mother is addicted […]

Can You Take Xanax While Pregnant?
Jan 6, 2016

Xanax — a brand name for alprazolam — is a prescription benzodiazepine that works by calming central nervous system impulses. As neurotransmitters fire off in the brain, they cause emotional and behavioral reactions. When levels of certain neurotransmitters known as GABA are too low, they can cause mood disturbances. Increasing those levels often works to […]

Is Ativan Safe During Pregnancy?
Oct 16, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration places Ativan in Category D, which means that the drug has the potential to cause birth defects and health problems in developing babies, but that the drug might be required for some women with serious medical problems. Women with severe anxiety that cannot be treated with other medications, for […]

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