Will a baby suffer withdrawal if mother uses meth

Patient : Will a baby suffer withdrawal if mother uses meth for first half of pregnancy
Doctor :   Hi, Thanks for the query. I understand your concern. Methamphetamine belongs to category C drugs in pregnancy, m eans animal studies have demonstrated few adverse effects on fetus whereas sufficient human studies are lacking. Because of the lack of sufficient human studies, it is difficult to comment regarding the effect of drug on the fetus. According to available data methamphetamine may lead to small for gestational age babies, heart and brain abnormalities in babies, premature delivery, abruptio placenta etc complications. So regular antenatal checkups and ultrasound examinations are mandatory to monitor the wellbeing of the baby. Take care.

Related Q&A

Q: I received oral sex from a prostitute with a condom on for about 10 minutes. At that point I took the condom off and ...

Q: I do not usually take any pain meds but last Tuesday morning I took one 800 mg ibuprofen and that night I took two mo...

Q: My daughter had her first unprovoked seizure two months back...all her blood results were normal....but she was hospi...

Q: I’m not really sure where to begin. My wife was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer with mets to the liver th...

Q: I have to pimples on my penis which I hope that’s what it is. Can you tell me what it looks like


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon