Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

Nicotine patches, Zyban helped 4 out of 5 women, study saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy and Medicines, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse, Smoking
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Discussion “[Cannabis] is a genus of flowering plant with three main varieties: sativa, indica and ruderalis.” It has been used for hundreds of years for hemp or fiber and also for psychoactive and medicinal effects. The active compounds are collectively called cannabinoids, of which delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most abundant. The floral buds or calyxes of the plant have the most cannabinoids, but other parts of the plant are also used such as leaves. Hash oil, hashish (or resin) and marijuana (dried leaves) are the common products from strongest to least strongest products. ...
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ConclusionThere are conflicting reports in the literature about the association of hyperhomocysteinemia, B12 deficiency, and cerebral venous thrombosis but some reports point to a significant association. We conclude that further studies with a large sample size are required to analyze the effect of hyperhomocysteinemia and low vitamin B12 on the risk of cerebral venous thrombosis.
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Men who have smoked marijuana may be more fertile than those who have never touched it, suggests a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction. The results are a surprise — but researchers warn there’s more to the story. While research about marijuana and fertility is limited, some past papers have suggested that it might harm semen quality. Cigarette smoking is also known to be a risk factor for both female and male infertility. Given those links, the authors of the new study expected to find that men who have smoked pot would have worse measures of fertility, says co-author Dr. Jorge Chavarro, an as...
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Source: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Contributors: Substance Abuse in Pregnancy: PDF Only Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Substance Abuse in Pregnancy Source Type: research
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Like many other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. It is key that clinicians understand it as such and treat it appropriately with evidence-based interventions including medication-assisted treatment.
Source: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Substance Abuse in Pregnancy Source Type: research
Drugs of abuse can cause changes in the brain leading to addiction. Current scientific focus has been on how these drugs interact with the brain and the changes they cause, how those changes affect human behavior and how they may last beyond termination of drug use. Compulsiveness in seeking the drug, impulsiveness in consuming the drug, and negative affect when the drug is withheld are characteristic of addiction. Each of these characteristics has a root in neurobiology and understanding their mechanisms helps us to understand addiction and see potential targets for treatment.
Source: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Substance Abuse in Pregnancy Source Type: research
Smoking during pregnancy is the most common preventable cause of infant morbidity and mortality. Cessation by the third trimester has consistently been associated with improved birth outcomes; however, the majority of women who obtain cessation during pregnancy, relapse in the first year postpartum. The majority of women who smoke during pregnancy developed their addiction to tobacco in early life, thus the need to intervene in the familial transmission of nicotine dependence is clear. This review discusses the epidemiology of tobacco use amongst pregnant women and factors associated with cessation. Specific intervention s...
Source: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Substance Abuse in Pregnancy Source Type: research
Alcohol exposure during pregnancy results in impaired growth, stillbirth, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Fetal alcohol deficits are lifelong issues with no current treatment or established diagnostic or therapeutic tools to prevent and/or ameliorate some of these adverse outcomes. Despite the recommendation to abstain, almost half of the women consume alcohol in pregnancy in the United States. This review focuses on the trends in prenatal alcohol exposure, implications for maternal and fetal health, and evidence suggesting that preconception and the prenatal period provide a window of opportunity to intervene, mitiga...
Source: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Substance Abuse in Pregnancy Source Type: research
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