Niki says she’s a heroin addict who uses five or six times every day. She also says she’s eight months pregnant, and admits, aside from one ultrasound after an overdose; she’s had no prenatal care.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: At your final breaking point?
In the video above, she says “My hope is that I can get clean and that the baby is born healthy.” She also says she wants to take care of her child. WATCH: Pregnant Heroin Addict Says ‘I’d Rather Feed My Drug Habit Than My Unborn Child’
Niki’s boyfriend, Jessey, says, “I feel like I would be a great dad because I have two previous kids – and I was never there for them.” WATCH: Man Admits He Has Done ‘Bad Things’ To Pay For Heroin Habit
Jessey and Niki both say they hope Niki’s mom, Sharon, will take the baby if they can’t care for the child.
On Thursday's show
Niki learns from a special guest that her baby is at high risk for being born addicted to heroin; and what she’ll need to do to ensure the child has every possible chance of a healthy outcome. But, will Niki commit to getting clean? It’s a stirring conclusion to this two-part Dr. Phil.
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