Drug Use in Early Pregnancy
I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve been using drugs and now I believe I’m 7 weeks pregnant. A little backstory.. I was told a couple years ago that it’d be next to impossible for me to become pregnant due to complications from a past ectopic pregnancy.
Me and my ex boyfriend recently reconnected and started having sex again. I believe I got pregnant somewhere around late October to early November.
Since November I’ve been using cocaine & Percocets on and off, although I haven’t gone more than a week without using. I put myself around the wrong crowd and was using these drugs socially.
I haven’t had a period since 10/28, and the pregnancy tests I’ve taken in the past couple weeks (last one on 12/19) have been negative. My period is now 20 days late and I have no other explanation for that besides me possibly being pregnant.
In addition to not having a period, I feel like I’ve gained a lot of weight in my stomach and look pretty bloated. My breasts may be a little bigger, I don’t really know though I never paid much attention to their size. My appetite’s increased and I noticed changes in my mood.
My question is... if I am pregnant, how will this drug use during the early stages affect my baby in the future? Obviously I have stopped using just in case I am, but I’m so worried that my drug use has already killed the embryo and that’s why my tests come back negative. If I am pregnant, will my drug use affect the baby in the future? Like I said I believe I’m about 7 weeks along, if all drug use has stopped will there be any affects? As long as I’ve stopped now that I know I might be pregnant, what’re the chances I’ve already harmed the baby and these affects will carry on into pregnancy further along?
I’ve been pregnant once before, but I had to have an abortion because the embryo attached to my Fallopian tubes & in turn ruptured them, which is why the doctor told me I probably would never become pregnant again. I was smoking weed before I found out I was pregnant (about 7-8 weeks along), and my doctor said I shouldn’t be concerned as long as I stopped now that I was aware I was pregnant. I know the drugs I was using this time around are a step-up from marijuana, which is why I’m very concerned now that I’ve already caused harm to my unborn child.