Heroin Babies

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The topic of heroin addicts getting pregnant, recently came up, and honestly, this is new and uncharted territory for me, so I did my homework. mom and baby

The problem that occurs when using heroin during pregnancy is that the baby also becomes addicted. Heroin goes directly into the placenta which is where the fetus gets its nutrition from. The baby has no chose but to ingest the drug and most definitely feel all the affects of the drug just as the mother does. When the baby is born, it goes through withdrawal, or may even experience withdrawal symptoms while still a fetus.

Babies who are born to heroin addicts are likely to have low birth weight and a small head circumference caused by poor fetal growth. Some of the possible long term problems with these babies are learning disabilities, behavior problems and anti-social behavior. On the front end of things, we see heroin use at the root of premature birth, miscarriage, and low blood sugar and even hemorrhaging in the baby.

The first response I see to be from the pregnant addict is the fear of having their child taken from them after birth, if they disclose the heroin use during the pregnancy, to professionals. I feel you Mommy… I would be afraid that some right-wing self-righteous jerk in the guise of a do-good-er, might try such a thing. And this could happen even if you were able to quit prior to giving birth. But on the flip side, this is too much for you to handle alone so it is imperative that you find a professional whose knowledge you respect and who you trust to confide in- your babie’s life and future is at stake. You need a responsible third party- someone who can guide you to a protocol that is best for the health of the baby. Never quit cold turkey when pregnant. It could shock or kill the baby.

I have no idea what the conventional allopathic protocol for safely detoxing a fetus or newborn is, but I strongly encourage a medically supervised program (which does not preclude using holistic practitioners), and additionally, here are some of the natural things I might recommend, if the expecting mom were my daughter;

shakthiSai Sanjeevini– go to www.saisanjeevini.org, learn this easy system which is prayer based, zero cost, zero side effects system which provides healing patterns… everything from addiction, to shock, to Hepatitis, and other amazing patterns such as forgiveness, right conduct, determination, and faith. Charge your morning coffee or water supply, or charge up a piece of paper and put it in your pocket, or inside your pillowcase for a continuous dose of remedy all night. Sound way out there? Try it for yourself and see…

Homeopathy– Using the law of ‘similars’, homeopathic remedies are non toxic, over-the-counter, inexpensive, and have absolutely no side effects. The right homeopathic remedy can help ease withdrawal symptoms (and reduce cravings) and if what mom takes gets to baby, then baby will get dosed with Aconite, Nux vomica, Avina Sativa, or whatever other remedy is selected. Consult a homeopathic doctor for the best choice.

Reflexology– The ancient Asian practice of therapeutic foot massage actually pulls toxins from the body through the feet, and feels divine in the process.

chakraChakra balancing– This is something that I would do as a pregnant mother, addict or not! There are many ways to do this: affirmation, meditation, dowsing, chakra stones, or you can consult a professional healer.

BTW, if you want to keep sterile hospitals, germs like the MRSA virus, surgery happy doctors, and Big Pharma out of childbirth, try having your baby at home in bed or in the birthing pool and home and give birth with the aid of a midwife, or if you are a little more cautious, at a birthing center for a more intimate and home-like setting than a hospital.home birth sign

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May 31, 2017


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