These are the main birth defects associated with infants who faced opioid exposure in the mother’s womb

 

Your child who experienced prenatal opioid exposure will have a higher risk of:

  • Mental and motor deficits
  • Cognitive Delays
  • Hyperactivity and impulsivity
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Behavioral disorders and aggressiveness
  • Poor social engagement
  • Impeded physical growth
  • Impaired ability to speak
  • Impaired ability to perform tasks, including walking
  • Depression and other mental illnesses such as propensity for addiction
  • Club Foot
  • Anencephaly
  • Spina bifida
  • Heart defects
  • Cleft palate
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Gastroschisis
  • Anorectal atresia.
  • Diaphragmatic hernia