?? Fetus development/substance abuse

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by DDD, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    A young woman who smokes pot and ?? to self medicate for bipolar
    has just shared with easy child/difficult child that she is pregnant. She is a hard
    working, undereducated girl who is street knowledgeable but lacks
    sophistication. If anyone knows of a site that demonstrates how
    the fetus develops at different weeks AND how pot ++ has been
    proven to impact development...I want to try to give a printout
    to easy child/difficult child to in turn give to his friend. She does intend to keep
    the baby. DDD

    PS: I don't want a site that will trigger pro life responses. I
    don't want any site responses. LOL!

    TYLERFAN New Member

  3. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Melissa. I'm hoping to have like a chart that shows
    x week = limbs develop
    y week = sight

    I took Child Development at the local college about eight years
    ago (when I thought I might finally work on finishing my degree)
    and even after all my years of parenting I was fascinated by how
    science can identify each stage. Maybe that type of info in combination with the effects of drugs will impact this future

    by the way, I was impressed that easy child/difficult child told me that he suggested she
    give the baby up for adoption so "it would have the best chance"
    for a good life. DDD
  4. stepmonster

    stepmonster New Member

    If you google/images/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome physical symptoms
    this will give you charts of how substances affect a fetus.
  5. nlg319

    nlg319 New Member

    I'm dating myself, but you could pick up a copy of "What to Expect When You're Expecting", but as I remember it won't give the drug impact information.
  6. waytootired

    waytootired New Member

    Most Prolife Pregnancy Centers carry handouts with that kind of information. You can usually walk in and ask for written information regarding fetal development and pregnancy & drug exposure for a friend or family member.....I can get you some if you if you don't find what your looking for.

    Good Luck !!