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Asked by iesammy1 - 5 years ago
if you use crack nine day before delivering your unborn child will he test positive
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worriedsick Level 37 / R.T.(R)(M), BS
Answered 5 years ago
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Typically, it takes about 48 - 72 hours to get out of your system. Assume that it will be in your baby's system as long as it is in yours. However, depending on how long you've been using it and how much you've been using, it could stay in your system for much longer.

The next obvious question is why anyone would use crack and risk their baby. Addiction aside, irresponsibility to one's self is one thing, but nobody has the right to cause harm to someone else because of their own addictions.

I have put a few facts in here that show what happens to the baby when exposed to crack.

Almost any drug can have serious consequences for the fetus. For instance, babies that are exposed to cocaine have a tendency to have smaller heads that indicate a lower IQ. Cocaine-exposed babies have a higher risk of birth defects such as defects of the urinary tract or heart defects. Cocaine may also cause a stroke in an unborn fetus, resulting in brain damage or even death.
Later in the pregnancy, these illicit drugs may cause pre-term labor and low birth weight as well as babies who are irritable and have feeding difficulties.
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