Anna Nicole Took Drugs While Pregnant

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2009 9:27 AM CDT
Larry Birkhead, former boyfriend of the late Anna Nicole Smith and father of her daughter.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut, file)
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(Newser) – More sad details about Anna Nicole Smith's drug use emerged during the Howard K. Stern hearing yesterday, as babydaddy Larry Birkhead testified that she took methadone while pregnant with daughter Dannielynn out of fear that she'd go into shock and lose the baby if she stopped. As to why she was taking methadone in the first place, Birkhead said she was trying to alleviate back pain caused by her large breast implants, the New York Daily News reports.

He also said the ex-Playmate suffered from headaches, swollen hands, and seizures, and added to earlier testimony that she drank out of baby bottles, noting that she kept baby food by her bed to snack on.