crack baby

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crack baby

n.
An infant born to a mother who used crack cocaine during pregnancy.

crack baby

an infant who was exposed to effects of cocaine in utero by a mother who used the "crack" form of the drug while pregnant. See also cocaine baby.
An infant born to a crack cocaine-addicted mother, who is often premature with a low birth weight, and has one or more major birth defects, especially neurologic or of the respiratory tract; such babies are 4 times more likely to be premature, more often suffer SIDS, and given the mothers’ high morbidity and mortality, are often in foster care

crack baby

An infant born to a crack-addicted mother, who is often premature, ↓ birth weight, and has birth defects, respiratory, and neurologic defects; CBs are 4 times more likely to be premature, more commonly suffer SIDS, and given the mothers' high M&M, are often in foster care. See Baby, Crack, Neonatal withdrawal syndrome.

crack ba·by

(krak bā'bē)
An infant who was exposed to rock cocaine in utero; symptoms and findings vary across a very wide spectrum.
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Images of black crack babies screeching and trembling, supposedly from crack withdrawal permeated the mainstream consciousness.
Newspapers frightened readers with predictions of the tremendous burdens crack babies were destined to impose on taxpayers as they inundated hospitals, foster care systems, and public schools and ultimately preyed on the rest of society as criminals and welfare dependants.
38) Kennend, Crack Babies Catch Up, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Dec.
My sister and her husband have made and still make a great many sacrifices for these children--months of sleeplessness until the crack babies stopped crying, many years of spending their evenings tutoring one children after another with homework, their afternoons and weekends at doctors, dentists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and carpooling, sports teams and church groups, This is not to mention the comfortable lifestyle they gave up and retirement savings that began to dwindle visibly sometime midway through their adoptions.
This disturbed me, not because I thought I was gay but because it was such an uncharitable opinion coming from a woman who otherwise wanted to save the whales and the crack babies of the world.
The frightening portrait of diabolical pregnant crack addicts and irreparably damaged crack babies was based on data that have drawn criticism within the scientific community.
Department of Health and Human Services (1990) report states, "few crack babies have been adopted, as the process is generally long, difficult and expensive.
The shadow children: Preparing for the arrival of crack babies in school.
At the same time, the delivery and treatment of crack babies was putting a tremendous strain on hospital resources, as well as on the moral sensibilities of hospital personnel.
No one is "in charge" when it comes to helping the crack babies, the homeless, the substance abusers, the sick and the disenfranchised.
Lord regularly saw crack babies, fetal alcohol syndrome sufferers, abused children, and autistics.
Informed commentaries lurk beneath their apocalyptic veneer: recent works have dealt with crack babies, World War I history, and other eclectic subjects.