Pregnancy is a very precious and crucial time for a woman and couples as well. Therefore, they need to follow some set of precautions. It is also a very confusing stage because everyone has their own experiences and advices.

Complication during pregnancy mainly depends on multiple factors like age, physiological and psychological factors, and dietary habits. And there are higher chances of getting a mental illness like anxiety, mood change, personality disorder, and sleeping disorders.

According to the study, 1 out of 50 women takes Adderall during their pregnancy for ADHD and Narcolepsy treatment.

What is Adderall?

Adderall is a medical treatment of ADHD and Narcolepsy because it belongs to Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine medical class.

These two salts are responsible for providing calmness to the brain by working in the Central Nervous System. And these increase the availability of dopamine and norepinephrine in the neurotransmitters.

With a single dose of Adderall, you feel calm and relaxed, and at the same time, your brain starts to focus. More than 30% of ADHD users have seen a good result in controlling ADHD symptoms during Pregnancy.

However, Adderall comes with some side-effects as well.

These side-effects are common among all the Adderall generic users

  • Weight loss and gain
  • The rapid change in a heartbeat
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness

Besides these side-effects, Adderall enhances the risks of heart attack, psychic disorders, stroke. These symptoms can be more dangerous for a newborn baby and a mother.

Adderall impacts on developing baby

To be honest, there are no such relevant studies conducted on a human neonatal because of risk factors associated. But, there are several studies conducted on an animal child.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), risks of congenital abnormalities occurs while conducting research on animals.

However, in rare cases of Adderall consumption, a pregnant woman experienced complications during delivery, laziness, agitation, and low birth weight.

Birth defects caused by Adderall

There are a few lifetime side-effects that emerged in a baby only. And your child will have to suffer the whole life.

Such birth defects are:

  • Gastroschisis
  • Omphalocele
  • Transverse limb deficiency

If a pregnant woman takes Adderall generic in the early stage of pregnancy, there are higher chances of getting these congenital disabilities.

Therefore, if a woman has any such ADHD symptoms, she should only talk to her healthcare provider, doctors, or nurse.

ADHD treatment alternatives during pregnancy

If your doctor doesn’t allow you to consume Adderall pills on a very regular basis, then you must consider taking alternative treatments, such as:

  • Yoga
  • Medication
  • Morning Walk

It is easy to read than easy to implement. Therefore, ask your partner to help you through. Otherwise, the recurrent use of Adderall will be extremely harmful to your health and your child’s health.


We have learned how Adderall can be bad for our health, but it is also beneficial to treat sleeping problems during pregnancy.

Therefore, pregnant women with Adderall must ask their doctors if they are healthy to take medicine. And for how long they should take the treatment.