Teresa says she is 34 weeks pregnant, using heroin every day, and has had no prenatal care. She claims that she wants to “get clean” to take care of her baby, but OB-GYN Dr. Thaïs Aliabadi says that quitting cold-turkey is not an option at this point in Teresa’s pregnancy.
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“This isn’t about you anymore, it’s about your innocent unborn child,” Dr. Phil tells Teresa, who agrees to put herself in Dr. Aliabadi’s care.
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“If I seemed real short and real direct and to the point – that’s the bubble over my head,” says Dr. Phil to the audience following his interview with Teresa, “I didn’t care what her excuses were, I just wanted to get the baby where it needed to be, right now.”
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