Anything you consume into your body while pregnant can transfer to your baby. Everything from the oxygen you breathe, the food you eat, the fluids you drink, any prescription medicated prescribed and any illegal drugs used will cross the barrier into your baby’s system. If you are planning to become pregnant, find yourself with an unplanned pregnancy, or even if you are still nursing it is important to remember that anything that enters your system, also enters your baby’s system and depending on the substance could create a devastating aftermath. It is vital to seek help if you are struggling with substance abuse and find yourself pregnant.
If you or someone you know needs help to stop using harmful substances during your pregnancy, please call us confidentially at 801 – 559-7444. We offer resources at no cost to you without judgement, only compassion, even if you choose to parent.