Substance abuse during pregnancy can have a negative force on the health and wellness of not only the fetus, but that of the mother. The harmful effects of medications, alcohol and illegal drugs on an unborn child can be devastating and can have significant consequences to its use. Sometimes the effects can be faced and treated, and other times the outcome is a lifelong challenge. During the prenatal period, it is important that new mothers are informed of the different types of abuse, how they may affect the fetus, and the adverse conditions their child may be faced with before and after birth. Most women are unaware of the risks associated with taking prescription medications while pregnant.
Having a child with FAS could be very hard. They have difficulties trying to learn certain things. Learning from mistakes make life so much easier, and having a child who cannot do that could be very stressful. Many people put the... ... middle of paper ... ...ssants while pregnant with a child can be a risk because it can cause death to the baby because the mother could have a spontaneous abortion. Also the age of the mother can also cause different risks for the infant.
There is no known safe amount of alcohol a woman can drink while pregnant. Alcohol can cause life-long physical and behavioral problems in children, including fetal alcohol syndrome. FAS is a serious condition where babies can be born with mentally ill condition and may have deformation mainly in there face. When you consume alcohol during pregnancy, so does your baby, because alcohol passes freely through the placenta to your baby. If you choose to drink alcohol while you are pregnant, you will increase the risk that your baby will be born with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Do alcohol, smoking and illegal drugs affect the pregnancy? Yes I believe that smoking illegal drugs and drinking alcohol really effects your baby in a very dangerous way .I understand that whatever the mother is consuming so is the child. Alcohol already attacks the drinker’s body and has very serious consequences, so just imagine what it does to the baby. Research has shown that baby that is carried by a drinking or smoking mother has way more health issues then infants who were not carried by an alcoholic or smoker. Many people know that woman advised to give up smoking when they are pregnant or cut down on drinking because they don’t want the baby to come out looking mentally retarded.
In conclusion, cocaine has extremely negative effects on a pregnancy. As a nurse, the most important act is to stop the continued use of the drug and manage withdrawal symptoms. Drug counseling is necessary to ensure the continued non-use of the substance. Early detection is key. With this strategy, it will be more probable for better fetal development and management of the mothers' drug use.
This prevents stress and depression which is very prevalent among adolescent pregnancies. Stress and depression will lead to unhealthy development of the baby which can have a wide range of negative outcomes ranging from headaches, excessive bleeding, and death. The girl should have easy access to basic needs and support which are needed by pregnant women. This involves access to prenatal health care. She should be taken to a doctor who will examine her condition and the nature of her pregnancy.
The most important thing a woman can do during pregnancy for her baby is to avoid alcohol and drugs. illegal drugs and even some over-the-counter drugs can be extremely harmful to a baby still in its mother’s womb. Drugs and Alcohol can affect a baby’s birth weight, and how their heart, lungs, and brain work. They can also cause serious birth defects, learning, emotional, and other physical problems both before and after it is born. Preterm labor, premature birth, miscarriage, and stillbirth are can also be caused by use of illegal drugs
Education is a crucial part in the choices teens make. Between the ages of puberty and young adulthood, teens need to be taught proper knowledge on situations that could make a huge impact on the teen’s life. For example, teens not having knowledge of the risks of sex and how becoming pregnant could change a teen are why many teens become pregnant in their early life. Teens need to be taught before they go out into the world that bad things can happen if teens are not prepared. Another risk teens also need to be informed of is the dangers not only to themselves but for the baby as well.
An unwanted vibe from the parents can do serious mental and emotional damage to a child if it is actually born. (about.com) Of course everyone always says “What about adoption?” but adoption isn’t an alternative because statistics show that very few mothers choose to give up their baby after they’ve already went through the emotional and physical pain of actually having it. (about.com) In any case of rape or incest, forcing the pregnant woman to keep the baby would cause her psychological harm because she would remember the violent act every single time she looked down at her pregnant belly, and every time she saw her child. (The Ethics of Abortion: Pro-life! Vs Pro-choice!)
Also, the pregnant women at work or in life should pay attention to try to avoid contact with toxic and harmful substances, such as radiation, pesticides, lead, mercury, cadmium and other substances. The pregnant illness must be treated, but the pregnant women should not abuse drugs, because some drugs have adverse effects on fetal development. Thus, if the pregnant women get sick, they should ask the doctor to treat, no matter what the disease, they should explain to the doctor that they have been pregnant, so that doctors can pay attention to drug