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Using cocaine while pregnant is not considered to be safe, and is harmful to the developing unborn baby. Cocaine does cross the placenta to the unborn baby and enters the unborn baby's circulation. Cocaine is a serious drug contains toxins that can seriously harm your unborn baby. Cocaine can cause an unborn baby to have a stroke, resulting in irreversible brain damage, heart attack or death. Using cocaine while pregnant can increase the chance of miscarriage, placenta abruption, fetal death, premature births, low birth-weight, developmental delays, and behavioral and learning problems. If you need help to stop using cocaine, please contact your physician. There are also other resources. National Drug Help Hotline 1-800-662-4357, or National Alcohol and Drug Dependence Hopeline 1-800-622-2255 Updated: 11.21.14

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