Drug Addicted Babies

Pregnant women should know whatever they eat, drink, smoke or snort may pass directly from their blood system into their baby's circulatory system through the placenta or the umbilical cord. 


Caring for drug addicted babies can often be frustrating. Once you understand some of what these babies are experiencing, however, you'll be better equipped to meet their needs.


In the United States, the number of women abusing prescription pain medications and become opioid drug addicted is growing. More and more mothers are using drugs while pregnant.


According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in the United States, the estimated number of drug-exposed infants born each year ranges from 100,000 to 375,000.