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first trimester drug use?

Hi all,

I’m new to this forum and am looking for some wisdom. My husband and I are a waiting family for an infant adoption, and were just sent a situation to consider. Here are the details:

During the first trimester, she smoked two packs of cigarettes per day; currently she smokes occasionally
During the first trimester, she also used marijuana, plus crack cocaine four times and cocaine three times. During the first trimester, she used methamphetamines on a daily basis, multiple times per day, in addition to the other intermittent drug uses. Currently she smokes marijuana in small amounts to help not use any other drug. There is no reported alcohol use.”

The baby is due the end of January.

So, I guess I’m wondering if anyone has experience with early pregnancy drug exposure? Or resources for multiple drug exposures and their combinations? Or thoughts on the situation in general? It sounds like she is trying to do the right thing for her baby, but I know she is an addict and might not have been fully honest with her more recent uses. We will likely bring this to a pediatrician this week, but I thought I’d also ask folks with firsthand knowledge of drug-exposed children. Thanks for your help!


UGH. This was supposed to post in the group about drug exposure. Sorry. How do I delete this? Total newb…

Posted by MPetru on Nov 28, 2017 at 10:07pm

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