Pregnancy & Drug Misuse

By

  • Catherine Siney, SRN, RN, Drug Liaison/Midwife Specialist at the Liverpool Obstetric and Gynaecology Services (NHS) Trust

This updated and expanded edition of The Pregnant Drug Addict (1995) explores the difficulties of managing the maternity care of those who are drug dependent. Catherine Siney has brought together a number of specialists whose combined expertise provides an essential guide to this problematic subject. Key issues include the medical and obstetric problems of mothers, the consequences for the child, pregnant women who are HIV positive or have hepatitis B, outreach work and counselling.
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Book information

  • Published: November 1999
  • Imprint: BOOKS FOR MIDWIVES
  • ISBN: 978-1-898507-77-2


Table of Contents

Topics covered:
Management of pregnant women who are drug dependent;
Medical Problems of illicit drug misuse in pregnancy
Maternal drug use: consequences for the child
Hepatitis B, pregnancy and the drug user


An overview; Management of pregnant women who are drug depedant; Women and drug use; Medical problems of illicit drug misuse in pregnancy and harm minimisation; Obstetric problems for drug users; Maternal drug use: consequences for the child; Hepatitis B, pregnancy and the drug user; HIV, pregnancy and the drug user; The sexual health needs of female drug users; Sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy and the drug user; Outreach work with female sex workers in Liverpool; Drugs counseling and the pregnant addict; Conclusion.