Babies can be born addicted to meth and have birth defects and low birth weight. Infants exposed to meth while in the womb can suffer irreversible brain damage and may result in prenatal complications, such as premature delivery and birth deformities. High doses of meth may cause a baby's blood pressure to rise rapidly, leading them to suffer strokes or brain hemorrhages before birth.
Full-term babies born to mothers who use methamphetamine will likely have difficulty sucking and swallowing, much like premature babies.
Meth use during pregnancy affects development of a baby's: