Make sure you are NOT the cause of this condition in your newborn.
This has been a serious problem for medical science for more than 2 decades, but still things seem not to change.
Every woman knows that if her desire is to be a mother, she should – among many others – take care of her health. For this reason, obstetrician gynecologists recommend, according to the maternal page, that a woman should:
Get regular gynecological checkups.
Find out if there is a history of diseases that the child can inherit in your family or that of your partner.
If the women in your family have had problems during their pregnancies.
Eat a proper diet.
Take care of contracting some type of disease that can be transferred to the fetus.
And last but not least you MUST: stop smoking, stop alcoholic beverages and if you have habits such as drug addiction, then you must stop consuming them and try to cleanse your body of any harmful substance to which you are addicted, this to prevent the child suffers from Neonatal Withdrawal Syndrome, but unfortunately many women do not.
What is neonatal abstinence syndrome about?
According to the website of the Barcelona addiction center, it is a question of a set of problems that a newborn suffers because he was exposed to addictive drugs while he was in the womb.
MedlinePlus warns that withdrawal syndrome occurs when the mother has been addicted to drugs such as “heroin, codeine, oxycodone, methadone, or buprenorphine.” even babies exposed to alcohol, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and some types of antidepressants (SSRIs) can also present it ».
What happens is that these substances manage to cross the walls of the maternal uterus and reach the placenta, it is here where the fetus becomes dependent on that substance, just like its mother and if the mother maintains her addiction until moments before the birth baby, the baby will be “addicted” to that drug.
Now, as at birth he no longer receives the amount of addictive substance he was used to, then he begins to present withdrawal symptoms, this because the newborn’s body is slowly eliminating the drug.
It is important to know that not only the babies of mothers addicted to the aforementioned substances have health problems; even those little ones who received considerable amounts of nicotine, amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, while they were in the womb will have long-term health implications.
Many of these depend on the drug you were exposed to, the amount of the substance, the amount of time it took to be exposed to it, the speed with which your little body “frees itself” from the toxicity of the substance, and whether it is not a premature baby.
Medlineplus explains that the symptoms are:
What kinds of problems do babies with withdrawal symptoms have?
The stanfordchildrens page maintains that it cannot be ruled out that the child may have contracted a disease such as HIV and AIDS, this has been addicted to intravenous drugs. On the other hand, sometimes mothers are consumers of more than one psychoactive substance, this complicates the treatment of the baby much more.
What is curious and at the same time terrifying is that many health problems with which the child is born depend on the type of drug that the mother has ingested, for example:
Heroin and methadone
: They make the withdrawal syndrome in the baby serious making him suffer the symptoms for up to 6 months, some of them suffer seizures.
: Cause low birth weight in the baby and can cause the child to be born prematurely
: They cause poor fetal growth, developmental delay, learning disorders, and low IQ.
: the baby is born with low weight.
: The growth of the baby during pregnancy and after birth is slow. They can develop head and face malformations, heart problems, and mental retardation.
: High risk of premature birth and intrauterine death.
The page of the Barcelona addiction center maintains that it is very relative and depends a lot on the severity of the baby’s problem.
It is fair that you know that it is good to live and enjoy life, you have the right to do it as you wish, but I invite you to think about the consequences of your actions, to reflect on the damage that you are doing to yourself and yours.
The website of the Barcelona addiction center states that in the USA a baby with withdrawal syndrome is born every 19 minutes. Is it fair that a baby suffers from birth?