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Women and Treatment

When a woman is pregnant and uses drugs, so does her unborn baby.
Pregnant women who are using drugs can give their baby the best start to life by beginning treatment. Getting help is a sign of strength.
Dial 2-1-1 today, or search the 211 Maine directory, to learn more
about treatment options in your area.

Being exposed to drugs increases the risk of a baby being born early, having severe medical complications, or going through withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Excessive crying or high-pitched crying
  • Excessive sucking
  • Hyperactive reflexes
  • Poor feeding
  • Seizures
  • Slow weight gain
  • Sweating
  • Skin irritation
  • Trembling (tremors)
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Rapid breathing
  • Sleep problems
  • Stuffy nose, sneezing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For more information about how substance use during pregnancy can affect your baby, visit