How Can A Child Born Opioid-Dependent

As recently, 13,539 babies are born already addicted to opioid painkillers. How is this possible? Well, what expecting mothers ate, drank, smoked, swallowed or injected into the body does not just circulate through their systems, also pass through the body of the fetus that grows inside them.

When a pregnant woman uses extra medication, these substances also pass through the developing body and brain of the baby. If someone in your family facing these issues then you should talk to the specialist or visit sites such as that can help you deal with this problem.

Since no one in their right mind wants to give infants powerful pain pills, these babies will immediately begin experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Literally cut off from the source of the opiates the moment the umbilical cord is severed, the baby is immediately thrust into the same position as an addict that has come down from his high.

Doctors reported that this baby will experience excruciating pain. They will cry non-stop and have vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes even seizures. It was bad luck for anyone to go through, let the baby just experienced the first days of their lives.

Each hospital or community aware of this situation will obviously want to take effective measures to reduce the number of babies born already addicted to drugs, but one solution that seems most obvious-she just stopped the drug after she became pregnant-may not really be a solution at once.