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Addiction and Substance Abuse

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03/24/2008

Question:

I had quit using drugs when I found out I was pregnant, I had relapsed once but I am doing fine now. My question is, If my baby is okay and everything in on target where he is suppose to be, can there be something else going on that I am not aware of?

Answer:

Thanks for your question. There is no way for sure to tell what the long-term effects will be on your child. However, if your child is reaching all of the appropriate growth and development "targets", that is a very good sign. The best advice is to stay in contact with your health care providers in case any new things arise.

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Response by:

Christina M Delos Reyes, MD Christina M Delos Reyes, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University