During the early months of pregnancy, it may increase the risk of miscarriage.
Later in pregnancy, it can trigger preterm labor (labor that occurs before 37 weeks of pregnancy) or cause the baby to grow poorly.
In order for cocaine (in plastic bag at bottom) to be converted to crack, several supplies are needed.
Crack cocaine, also known simply as crack, is a free base form of cocaine that can be smoked. The Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment calls it the most "addictive" (effective) form of cocaine.
Crack cocaine is commonly used as a recreational drug.
Cocaine also may cause an unborn baby to have a stroke, irreversible brain damage, or a heart attack.
Some users will frequently increase their doses to intensify and prolong the euphoric effects.
Crack first saw widespread use in primarily impoverished inner city neighborhoods in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami in late 19; its rapid increase in use and availability is sometimes termed as the "crack epidemic". A crack rock acts as a local anesthetic (see: cocaine), numbing the tongue or mouth only where directly placed.
Purer forms of crack will sink in water or melt at the edges when near a flame (crack vaporizes at 90 °C, 194 °F).
However, whereas powder cocaine dissolves in water, crack must be dissolved in an acidic solution such as lemon juice or white vinegar, a process that effectively reverses the original conversion of powder cocaine to crack.
constricted blood vessels, dilated pupils, and increased temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure.
Some users of cocaine report feelings of restlessness, irritability, and anxiety.