question about the dangers of drug use by women during pregnancy is becoming increasingly important.The use of Ecstasy, methamphetamine and other amphetamines during pregnancy has increased dramatically in recent years.Methamphetamine in appearance resembles ice crystals, so it is also known by other names - "ice", "glass", "crystal", "screw".
conducted by American scientists in 2006, studies have shown that children of women who took the drug during pregnancy grow poorly before birth, ie,We had problems with fetal development and growth.
Even if these children are born full-term, they weigh less than 2.3 kg.Also in infants born to women drug addicts, the head size is smaller than it should be.Often they found birth defects such as heart defects and cleft palate and lip.
Methamphetamine promotes occurrence of pregnancy complications like:
- premature birth;
- placental problems (often - abruption, placenta accreta, fetoplacental insufficiency).
impact of methamphetamine on h
All amphetamines are the strongest stimulants and their effects reminiscent of the effect of cocaine.
After receiving methamphetamine person feels unusually cheerful, feels a burst of energy, euphoria, his elation.In addition, a person under the influence of the drug loses its sensitivity to pain, it had increased physical activity.
Methamphetamine after hitting the body releases dopamine (the hormone that causes a feeling of satisfaction) and noradrenaline (a hormone wake).
Under the influence of dopamine in humans there is a feeling of deep satisfaction that you can compare with the pleasure of pet food or sex.However, when an excess amount of dopamine in the body a person can appear obsessive thoughts or delusions.
Under the influence of noradrenaline (a hormone closely associated with adrenaline - a stress hormone) in humans increases the pressure, quickens the heartbeat and dilate the pupils.A person becomes alert, adrenaline rolls over, all the reserves of the body are activated, there is a strong aggression directed at himself and others.Under the influence of norepinephrine no sense of hunger or thirst, completely lacking the desire to sleep, there is a desire to do something, somewhere to run.
Methamphetamine - very toxic!It leads to irreversible destruction of nerve cells, the person gradually becomes stupid.The human body, receiving methamphetamine, very quickly destroyed after a few months of receiving a person looks old in a few years!Leather fades, his eyes sink into the eye sockets, teeth fall out and the man very much and losing weight dramatically.
Ecstasy Ecstasy - a narcotic substance from the group of amphetamines.Other names - MDMA, wheels, eshki.In America, there were several studies on how Ecstasy use can affect a pregnancy.The study revealed an increase in congenital heart defects and skeletal defects, particularly clubfoot.
Infants who were exposed to Ecstasy before birth can after birth have symptoms of "withdrawal", which include nervousness, drowsiness and breathing problems.Such children can not breastfeed their own, so they have to feed an artificial mixture (about early breastfeeding is not out of the question!).
remind you that the Ministry of Health urges all women to avoid taking drugs during pregnancy!Think about health and your child's future!