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i didnt kno i was prego till 4months during that time i drank alot abuse med.s like lithem sorry cant spell also i douch'd after 4 months i only smoke'd and i didnt quit smokeing till 6 months threw did this screw the baby up????

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:26 AM on Oct. 3, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • It really may have. I wish you all the best, but that kind of abuse can really cause birth defects.

    Answer by toriandgrace at 1:28 AM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • Lithium is known to cause birth defects of the heart. Hopefully you are seeking prenatal care now and are honest with the physician.

    Answer by girlneffy at 1:32 AM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • have u seen a doc yet? they will run the appropriate tests to check on the health of your baby. It is very important that you be as honest as possible when you see the doc so they know what to look for and give you an u/s to check babies progress. Those things can only show so much though, it won't be until after birth that you will know for sure if you LO is totally healthy. On a side note- lots of preg mothers do drugs on purpose.knowing they are preg- and for some reason some of those babies are born complication free. Some very cautious moms stay healthy and do everything poss. to ensure a healthy baby and their babies have problems. ayou didn't do it on purpose.Try to relax and stay healthy from now on. You may have aperfect baby. i hope so good luck

    Answer by mommyof5boys543 at 1:35 AM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • i took the meds the way the doc told me to but i drank wile on the meds but when i found out i was prego i had only been on the meds 4 2 weeks but had been drinking for 4 months and i quit the meds rite away and the drinking just not the smoking till 6 months

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 AM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • How much drinking in those first 4 mos?

    Answer by mommyof5boys543 at 1:40 AM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • well that is good news about the lithium since you actually did not take it during the first trimester which is the biggest risk with that medication. It is good that you quit smoking and drinking. Just tell your physician your concerns and they may order some specific tests to test for problems or abnormalities with baby.

    Good luck!

    Answer by girlneffy at 1:41 AM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • like almost 3 times every week and they were 4'd beer

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:41 AM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • I think the lithium would be the most dangerous. Make sure you tell your Dr. EVERYTHING so you can get the best healthcare possible. Good luck and I hope everything comes out fine.

    Answer by shmorris56 at 3:49 AM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • youshoulod go to the dr and get checked fo everything they have test to check for it all i wish you luck and pray things will be fine .. on a side note i will say my baby sister was born early and my mom did the same things but she grew up just fine and is now almost 16 and perfectly healty and has no problems now from anything my mother did but she was lucky that may not be the case with you

    Answer by iloveyall2008 at 6:36 AM on Oct. 3, 2008

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