Clinical Implications Related to the Use of Drugs Illicit and Licit During the Pregnancy
Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience
Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2018, Pages: 27-32
Received: Jun. 15, 2018; Accepted: Jun. 27, 2018; Published: Jul. 24, 2018
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Jair Alves Maia, Department of Health Sciences, College Baron of River White, River White Acre, Brazil
Alesandro Lima Rodrigues, Department of Health Sciences, College Baron of River White, River White Acre, Brazil
Denisa Rosa de Souza, Department of Health Sciences, College Baron of River White, River White Acre, Brazil
Mediã Barbosa Figueiredo, Department of Health Sciences, College Baron of River White, River White Acre, Brazil
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Introduction: the use of drugs has been growing quickly and continuously in the general population, where teenagers, young, old and even children are entering this world intense and devastating. Already in women users this picture is even more worrying when it comes to consumption during pregnancy. Objective: to identify the most commonly used drugs for pregnant women who performed prenatal care in a primary care Reference Unit of Rio Branco, Acre, in the period from 28 August to 28 September 2017. Methodology: this is a cross-sectional field study of observational, descriptive, exploratory character, basic quantitative approach on drug use by women during the gestational period. Results: the analysis of the data collected has identified that during the period were pregnant gestational use of substances: 18 (60%) used alcohol, 9 (30%) smoked cigarettes, 2 (6.7%) was associated with use of alcohol and cigarettes and 1 (3.3%) reported use of alcohol, cigarette, marijuana, cocaine and crack, concurrently. Conclusion: the use of drugs during the gestational period brings multiple consequences to the body of the mother and the fetus, of which are intrauterine growth restricted, congenital malformations, miscarriage, premature labour, premature separation of placenta, placenta previa and death Fetal. And it is important to note that the professionals working on prenatal consultation strategies should be used to prevent and relieve the drug use in gestational period.
Pregnancy, Primary Health Care, Drugs, Fetal Development
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Jair Alves Maia, Alesandro Lima Rodrigues, Denisa Rosa de Souza, Mediã Barbosa Figueiredo, Clinical Implications Related to the Use of Drugs Illicit and Licit During the Pregnancy, Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2018, pp. 27-32. doi: 10.11648/j.cnn.20180202.12
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