How Do Drugs Affect The Fetus

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What grabbed my attention is the method that was utilized to test the amount of drugs the fetus had been exposed in the addict’s womb. The umbilical cord was used to test for fetal exposure to drugs such as cocaine, heroin, LSD, and so forth. The addicts failed to realize that the fetus consumes everything from the mother, and drugs caused permanent damages to the fetus’ brain circumference, which cause cognitive deficit, have low birth weight, and problems in the fetus’ organs. This reminds me of a client who had delivered a four pound baby girl and a couple days later, the baby passed away due to the client’s protracted addiction to poly-drug abuse. Women who enter the substance abuse rehabilitation are more likely to suffer from a psychiatric
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