I have my nephew, who is 9 days old. He tested positive for alchol, cocain, meth, and heroin at birth. I've spoken extensively with hospital staff, but I was wondering if any of you had any ideas or tips on how to help him?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Jun. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by matthewscandi at 1:14 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
Answer by evelynwest at 1:16 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
Answer by Savymom25 at 1:20 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
Of course mothers shouldn't use drugs during pregnancy but people don't realize smoking is worse than drugs or alcohol (unless there was enough alcohol at the right time for FAS). We don't get all upset about moms smoking during pregnancy and talk about taking their babies away. Those babies go home to homes that have environmental tobacco smoke and they continue to be damaged.
I took a graduate school course on birth defects and this was a big point the prof made over and over. The think is with cigarettes the baby is getting the affects many times every day. Very few pregnant women would use drugs every day all day.
We can't take all the cigarette babies away, there are too many. In states like Indiana about one fourth of pregnant women admit smoking.
Answer by Gailll at 1:42 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
Answer by alotta_fagina at 1:43 PM on Jun. 10, 2010