Drinking and substance abuse and not knowing I was pregnant

Lola - posted on 12/25/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




I found out at 23 weeks that my son has a heart defect ...I keep blaming myself because at 9 weeks I discovered I was pregnant and I had been binge drinking and using drugs. I am now 38 weeks and my son will require open heart surgery. I stopped drinking and doing drugs when I found out I was prego, but I feel I am to blame and this will haunt me forever. My unborn son was diagnosed with transposition of the great arteries which means his arteries are reversed. Has anyone else done drugs and drank not knowing they were prego and their baby developed defects? They say there is no known cause for his defect but I feel responsible for my babies health condition. It's so upsetting and hurtful.


Gena - posted on 12/26/2013




The only thing i can say is that its good you stopped drinking and using drugs!Be proud of that,and dont start again when your child is born.

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