Volume 18, Issue 2 (10-2008)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2008, 18(2): 44-50 | Back to browse issues page

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savadzadeh S. Consulting addicted in women during pregnancy. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2008; 18 (2) :44-50
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Consulting addicted in women during pregnancy

By: Savadzadeh, Sh, MSN


Introduction: Drug addiction as bio – psycho – social phenomena is a sad tragedy which has unpleasant economic, cultural and social out comes. Drug use during pregnancy has various complications for both mother and fetus and involves great economic and health costs.

Methods: Present study is a review of literature in reliable scientific sites from 1996 – 2008.

Content: Drug addiction is a cute and chronic condition that needs continuous use and results in psychological and physical dependence. Drug use in pregnancy increases the risk of mortality and morbidity during prenatal period. Problems due to drug abuse during pregnancy include spontaneous abortion, premature delivery, fetal distress, low birth weight, premature umbilical separation and growth retardation. These problems accompany economic, social, physical and family complications, therefore active intervention of cultural, security, economic and health committees are necessary. The essential part of addiction management in addicted pregnant women is to motivate them to receive prenatal care, take methadone, and necessary consultation.

Conclusion: Findings show that increased knowledge and understanding of drug abuse makes us powerful to decrease shortcomings.

Key words: Addiction, Pregnancy, Complication, Consultation

Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/23 | Accepted: 2014/08/23 | Published: 2014/08/23

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