Senior exit product

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Senior exit product

  1. 2. Did you know? *17.5% of teenage mothers smoke while pregnant *15% of mothers smoke while pregnant *Only 25 mothers who had smoked previously quit smoking while pregnant *11.9% of Us babies born to mothers who smoke are born with a birth weight of less than 5.5 lb
  2. 3. Cocaine *withdrawal symptoms- difficulty breathing, uncontrolled shaking, brain hemorrhages, seizures, and lung problems *using cocaine late in the pregnancy can cause miscarriage *Babies born addicted to cocaine are hard to take care of, get startled with the slightest touch and are difficult to comfort. *10% to as high as 28% of mothers use cocaine while pregnant
  3. 4. Cocaine <ul><li>Over the past several years, there have been several studies that have examined the link between Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and cocaine usage </li></ul><ul><li>Studies have revealed that infants exposed to cocaine remain in the hospital longer after birth and receive more services than infants who were not exposed </li></ul>
  4. 5. Cocaine <ul><li>Lifelong symptoms the infants face are rapid heart rate, excessive sudden movements and poor sleep patterns </li></ul><ul><li>56% of the mothers are back on the drug within a month of the child's birth </li></ul>
  5. 6. Heroin <ul><li>Before cocaine was introduced in the 80’s, the most popular drug was heroin. </li></ul><ul><li>Heroin was around for a long time, and it wasn’t till the 70’s that people discovered the harm it has on people </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrawal symptoms : fever, continuous crying, seizures, sneezing, trembling, irritability, breathing difficulties, low blood sugar,bleeding within the brain (intracranial hemorrhage </li></ul>
  6. 7. Heroin <ul><li>The more exposure an infant has to heroin, the more the risk of the baby getting SIDS. </li></ul><ul><li>Mothers who inject narcotics are more susceptible to HIV, which can be passed to their unborn children </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.bing.com/videos/search?q=drug+addicted+baby&mid=496D15FDA1769126900C496D15FDA1769126900C&view=detail&FORM=VIRE1 </li></ul>
  7. 8. Alcohol

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