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Study finds women of childbearing age using opioids nonmedically
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A study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finds that women of childbearing age use opioids nonmedically. These women lag behind nonchildbearing-age women in this respect; however, the SAMHSA findings are cause for concern. Using while pregnant On average, over 20,000 pregnant women aged 15 to 44 used opioids nonmedically in […]

Children born addicted have lower academic performance
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Substance abuse has escalated to such levels in the United States that it is affecting even the infants. Children born to mothers who abused drugs during pregnancy are at risk of being born addicted. Such children get afflicted with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) or fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). NAS refers to problems that affect a […]

What you need to know about schizophrenia during pregnancy
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Schizophrenia affects men and women equally and generally first occurs in adults aged 25 to 30 years, which is considered the prime for childbearing. Although no cure for schizophrenia currently exists, antipsychotic medications can help alleviate and prevent symptoms, but there is a fine balance between preventing symptoms in pregnancy and ensuring the safety of […]

Very preterm babies at increased risk for mental illness
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Pregnancy and the anticipation of parenthood can be exciting and scary at the same time. There is so much planning involved before the new baby arrives and so much to learn about in pregnancy. The thought of delivering way too early, a bad delivery and all of the “what ifs” can often flood the expecting […]

Bringing baby home – Coming home
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  Your baby’s homecoming from the hospital is a special occasion. To make this first journey as stress-free as possible, keep the following things in mind: Leaving the hospital Pack comfortable and weather-appropriate outfits for both yourself and baby in the hospital bag. Choose something roomy and light for maximum comfort as you might have […]

Bringing baby home – The birth plan
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There are numerous aspects to birth that need to be considered or revised as the date approaches. Hence, it is best not to wait until the very last moments to make any such monumental decisions. One major way to avoid such last-minute hassles is to determine your birth plan ahead of time. What is a […]

Bringing baby home – Preparing for the new arrival
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There is one thing about babies: they are rarely ever on time. So avoid the last-minute panic by taking control of your pregnancy and starting the preparation for your new baby’s arrival now. Determine your budget Before you go ahead dreaming of dressing your child as no less than a celebrity, it’s best to align […]

Bringing baby home – How to prevent preterm labor
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Premature labor occurs in about 12 percent of all pregnancies. Only 50 percent of premature babies survive unscathed, while the other half may die or face permanent problems. Hence, preventing premature birth is vital for the health of the baby. What is preterm labor? Preterm labor occurs when frequent contractions begin to open the cervix […]

Help for mothers in need of addiction treatment

Pam is a single mother of two beautiful little girls, Patty and Penny. Patty is a curious, but affectionate 6-year-old. Penny is a very smart 4-year-old, but prone to temper tantrums. Pam works nights at a convenience store and struggles to make ends meet. She was never much of a drinker and always tried to […]

The silent stigma of female infertility
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Having children is a potential blessing out of reach for a growing number of people in recent years, according to data collected by Rebecca A. Clay and published in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology. The author explained that this was due to some women waiting until the age of 35 or later to […]

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