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Pregnant lactating drugs attitudes women

Karalyn McDonald, Lisa H Amir, Mary-Ann Davey
BACKGROUND: The perceived risk/benefit balance of prescribed and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, as well as complementary therapies, will significantly impact on an individual's decision-making to use medicine. For women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, this weighing of risks and benefits becomes immensely more complex because they are considering the effect on two bodies rather than one. Indeed the balance may lie in opposite directions for the mother and baby/fetus. The aim of this paper is to generate a discussion that focuses on the complexity around risk, responsibility and decision-making of medicine use by pregnant and breastfeeding women...
2011: BMC Public Health
Elizabeth Maloney, Delyse Hutchinson, Lucy Burns, Richard P Mattick, Emma Black
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests that alcohol use during pregnancy and breastfeeding has a negative impact on birth and neonatal outcomes. No threshold for this effect has been determined. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and correlates of alcohol use in pregnancy and lactation in a large representative sample of Australian women. METHOD: Data were used from a large representative sample of Australian women drawn from the 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey...
March 2011: Birth
Kayoko Takagi, Mitsuko Onda, Akifumi Iwaki, Naoki Nishikawa, Yukio Arakawa
The purposes of this survey were to determine the attitudes and the extent of anxiety of pregnant and lactating women about drug use, and to research priority issues for pharmacists' intervention. Postpartum lactating women and mothers with children in a Growing Care Unit (GCU) in hospitals certified as Baby Friendly Hospital (BFH) were surveyed. The questions included the images the respondents had of drugs before pregnancy, the extent of anxiety about drug use, and ways to relieve it. The highest number of respondents (49...
October 2010: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Tieraona Low Dog
Women are the largest consumers of healthcare, and this extends to their utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Researchers have attempted to uncover the reasons why women turn to CAM in general and to botanical medicine in particular. Desire to have personal control over their health has been cited as the strongest motive for women to use herbal medicine. Second was dissatisfaction with conventional treatment and its disregard for a holistic approach, as well as concerns about the side effects of medications...
January 2009: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
D Battino
Women of childbearing age have been viewed as a 'vulnerable population' and have been systematically excluded from early clinical trials. A change in attitude and policies occurred in the last decade, with a consequent increase of women participating in clinical trials. The implications are increasing respect for the woman's capacity to make her own risk-benefit choices, early evaluation of patients that represent the ultimate user of a drug and equal opportunities for women to benefit from the therapeutic potential of new drugs...
May 2001: Epilepsy Research
T K Ruebush, S C Weller, R E Klein
Surveys of residents of the Pacific coast of Guatemala revealed a lack of knowledge and many misconceptions about the transmission and treatment of malaria, which could adversely affect malaria control measures and antimalarial therapy. Although mosquitoes are known to play an important role in malaria transmission and are thought to become infected by biting individuals with malaria, 75% of people interviewed believe that the mosquitoes can also acquire infections from contaminated water or by biting snakes and frogs...
April 1992: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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