Methadone Use and Pregnancy: Lessons Learned from Developing a Reproductive Health Program for Women in Drug Treatment

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Tracy R. Nichols, Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Coordinator (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: An opiate epidemic in the United States has fueled an increase in pregnant women on medicated-assisted treatment protocols. Pregnant women in treatment for an opioid addiction face unique challenges from the healthcare system. In response to these challenges, specialized reproductive health programming has been developed. This article describes the development of a program delivered in a local drug treatment clinic. Lessons learned after the first year of implementation are provided along with considerations for healthcare providers working with this population.

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International Journal of Childbirth Education, 33(2), 9-12
Language: English
Date: 2018
Methadone, pregnancy, reproductive health programming

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