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Presentation
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders: Impact on Women and Infants
4 hour Podium presentation at Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) (2015)
  • Ursula A. Pritham, Georgia Southern University
Abstract

This session will cover perinatal substance use disorders and effects on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Emphasis will be on the risks and benefits of long term opioid use for chronic pain and/or opioid dependence in pregnancy and the postpartum period as more women become pregnant while on long acting opioids. Effects of in-utero opioid exposure on fetal/infant development and benefits of breastfeeding to reduce neonatal abstinence syndrome will be discussed. Future considerations for opioid detoxification in pregnancy will be explored.

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Publication Date
June 13, 2015
Citation Information
Ursula A. Pritham. "Perinatal Substance Use Disorders: Impact on Women and Infants" AWH. Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Jun. 2015.
source:https://awhonn.confex.com/awhonn/2015/webprogram/Session5109.html