Amphetamine use in pregnancy: Perinatal approaches to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes

Steffne Nel, Sadie Geraghty

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Abstract

As the rates of amphetamine use continue to rise, so do the signifcant social and health implications associated with substance abuse in communities. This presents unique challenges for women, newborns and providers of perinatal care. This article aims to explore amphetamine use among women of childbearing age, and the subsequent effects on the woman and fetus/newborn. The complexity of these cases require a collaborative, womancentred and multidisciplinary approach, in addition to specialised interventions and adjustments regarding routine antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal plans of care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-555
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

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