Pregnancy is a wonderful time. A new baby involves tiny clothes, tons of bottles, and getting a nursery ready for your little one to enter the world. Who doesn’t love planning a baby shower? It’s a remarkable time.
Finding out you are expecting a child changes your entire perspective on life. You aren’t just living for yourself anymore — you have to focus on what is best for your unborn child, who will have to live with the consequences of your actions. This idea goes far beyond attending ultrasound appointments and taking a prenatal vitamin. Everything you put into your body affects your baby while you are pregnant, so it’s important to be especially vigilant about remaining healthy and keeping your unborn baby in mind.
One pregnant woman is in a ton of trouble for posting a baby bump picture that is raising concerns from cops and the internet world alike. Can you find the disturbing imagery in the photo? Take a closer look.
At first glance, this may look innocent enough. This mom-to-be just wanted to share a picture of her growing baby bump, nothing really out of the ordinary here. If you take the time to investigate the photo further you can see that something suspicious and sinister is going on.
The left-hand corner reveals a stool, but what’s placed on the stool is extremely alarming. You can clearly see a syringe as well as a spoon, which clearly points to the use of heroin.
We are taught to not assume, but it’s hard to deny that this pregnant woman is up to no good when you see what she has on the bicep of her arm. The woman has a tourniquet around her upper arm, and there is no doubt that she was using drugs before or after this baby bump picture was taken.
Authorities were alerted to the woman’s picture after she posted it on social media, and it eventually led to her arrest. It may seem like the best ending to this disturbing scenario, but this is an all-too-common occurrence that sheds light on the drug epidemic.
Drug addiction is a rising epidemic, and the use of opioids has skyrocketed in recent years.
The use of drugs is destructive to a user’s emotional, mental, and physical health, and drug addiction tears families apart. Drug use during pregnancy is especially harmful and exposing an unborn child to drugs can lead to birth defects or even fatality.
Babies can even be born addicted to an illegal substance, which is one of the most heartbreaking things to witness. Newborns can experience withdrawals and even seizures due to their mother’s addiction. Saving the life of your unborn child is an admirable reason to seek help for addiction before doing permanent damage to your baby’s major organs.
Don’t be afraid to seek help or get help for someone you know suffering from drug addiction. There is no shame in reaching out for help, and you can save your life by taking the first step to sobriety. Just as a baby grows from a tiny group of cells, you can build the life you have always dreamed of.
All it takes is a tiny step to make a huge change.