Pregnant Addicts 1 Pregnant drug addicts should be prosecuted because when using drugs while pregnant can cause birth defect, behavioral problems, and addiction. Using drugs not only harms the baby it also harms the carrier. Hundreds of babies are affected each year, because their parents chose to use while being pregnant. Birth Defects: Babies that are subjected to drugs have a higher rate of being born with a birth defect. Birth Defects enable the child to be fully developed.
It is caused by the sudden fall in hormone levels (particularly of estrogen and progesterone) that occurs after a baby is born (WEBMED). The syndrome can lead a mother to experience postpartum depression, and most extreme postpartum psychosis. Women who experience postpartum blues may never experience the associated depression or psychosis. Postpartum blues can occur to certain women that have had depression before. Postpartum blue symptoms include feeling of isolated and inadequate and concerns for the responsibility that they are going to have.
However, these screenings are not enough since patients are reluctant to admit the amount of alcohol they consume and physicians are reluctant to talk about it with patients (Burd). No one wants to admit to an addiction and certainly not if your pregnant. Sure doctors have to ask questions but it’s usually in a questionnaire while signing in for their first appointment. “There are three main factors that have consistently risen as reasons for women drinking alcohol during pregnancy: childhood sexual abuse, history of alcoholism in the family, and domestic or sexual violence” (Tait). It’s the outcome of their lives that alcohol or drugs can allow them to escape the realism of it.
There is a high drop out rate in treatment centers. So if there is no prosecution in site then still what is there to keep these women in treatment and keep the children safe? There can be threat and follow through with removing custody rights but at that point the damage has been done to the fetus and the state has a new drug addicted baby with birth defects. Incarceration for drug abusing pregnant women 5
While the negative consequences of teenage pregnancy are felt most by young women and their children, it is important that strategies to reduce teenage pregnancy also impact on young men's attitudes and behavior. Teenage pregnancy is a complex issue, affected by young people's knowledge about sex and relationships and their access to advice and support; and influenced by aspirations, educational attainment, parental, cultural and peer influences and levels of emotional well-being. Pregnancy options- If you are pregnant, you have three options. First, you can stay pregnant and become a parent, with or without the support of the other parent. Second, you can carry the pregnancy to term (when the baby is ready to be born), and then give the baby up for adoption.
if the mother smokes, drinks or abuses drugs the baby could be harmed at this time or even if the maternal anxiety & stress could influence development. Infections that the mother may pick up such as rubella can create difficulties for the developing baby. A child’s development can also be influenced by when their born and during the birth. Some babies are born prematurely and this can play a part in their later development, this is one reason premature babies progress is measured according to the date they were due to be born rather than their actual birth date. External factors Poverty, this affects children and their families in a variety of ways for example, education: lack of opportunities can affect life outcomes, children from low-income families are less likely to do well academically due to the fact of potential of reduced access to quality education and the best schools as well as limited access to a variety of books, equipment plus internet.
Synthesis #2 1) Approximately 1% of babies in the United States are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders or (FASD). FASD is an umbrella term for all birth related defects associated with alcohol exposure prenatally (O’Connor & Whaley, 2007). Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, or (FAS) is a specific medical diagnosis for permanent conditions from birth to prenatal alcohol related conditions (Rasmussen et al., 2012). FAS can result in mental disabilities, as well as psychological and behavioral problems (Rasmussen et al., 2012). Children who are diagnosed with FAS, are also put at risk for maltreatment by their mothers (Grant, Ernst, Streissguth, Stark; 2005).
Trinity Horn Intro. To Writing Wilcoxon 9/15/2010 At 2 years, cocaine babies suffer cognitive development effects This article is about how many renowned researches wanted to prove their theories about the long term effects cocaine has on infants. The researches followed 415 cocaine-exposed infants to find out how prenatal cocaine exposure affected the developmental outcomes. During these studies they found that a lot of their results were flawed for several reasons; being, high drop-out rates, small sample sizes and etc. So to help them fix where they went wrong they added other factors into their study; such as, mothers’ vocabulary and mental health status.
These types of abuse have something In common: someone using methods (for usually a man, but occasionally a woman) to control their partner and sometimes other family members. Many women endure domestic violence for years. This is because sometimes feel they "deserve" or justified by the presence of other problems such as addiction gambling, alcohol or relationship problems. But no one deserves this abuse and no excuses that warrant. How can protect women and their children of the family
Postpartum depression has affected woman many women after childbirth. Some are much more affected than other. This mental illness is caused by the drastic drop in estrogen and progesterone after giving birth to a child. Also, it can be brought on by the extreme change in lifestyle. As mothers, especially for the first time, our life are turned completely upside down.