ERIC Number: ED192201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-6
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Drugs During Pregnancy; Hearing Before the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.
This record of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control contains testimonies concerning the use of drugs and drug addiction during pregnancy. The physiological and psychological effects of various drugs on a pregnant woman and her developing fetus are discussed. Various programs created to care for pregnant addicts are described by persons involved in these programs: the pregnant addicts and addicted mothers program (PAAM); the Hutzel Hospital Program for Drug Dependent Pregnant Women; Women, Inc.; and Odyssey House. Testimonies of two clients of the Women's Services Clinic describe drug dependence, prenatal care, methadone maintenance, and child health care. A neonatologist describes the effects of drugs on the fetus and noenate. Discussions on developmental retardation, withdrawal symptoms, crib death incidences, and mortality rates are included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.