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Stress During Pregnancy- Can Be Harmful

Stress During Pregnancy- Can Be Harmful

Mood swings are very natural during pregnancy. But when a pregnant woman starts to take stress then it becomes a problem. It is perfectly normal to get angry at times during pregnancy but if the mother is stressed over a longer period of time then the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises which can affect the development of fetus.
Usually, during pregnancy, women go through a lot of things and always worries about taking care of everything and finding a balance between things. Due to these worries, she ends up taking the stress. For expectant mother, being strongly stressed over a longer period of time can cause a risk of developing a mental or physical illness to the unborn child later in life. The accurate mechanism of how stress can affect the baby in the womb is still not known. However, according to some research, it has been discovered that physical stress to the mother can change the metabolism in the placenta and influen…
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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome can be treated by Non-Pharmacologic Approaches

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome can be treated by Non-Pharmacologic Approaches
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) refers to a group of problems that occurs to newborns who were exposed to addictive drugs (amphetamines, cocaine, nicotine, marijuana) while in the mother's womb. To improve the outcomes for infants with Neonatal abstinence syndrome some non-pharmacological approaches have been focused. The use of non-pharmacologic approaches not only showed positive outcomes for infants and mother but also it showed a decrease in the use of medications. This approach also decreased the length of stay at the hospital and the hospital cost.
In today’s generation the use of addictive drugs by adults is increasing due to various reasons and as a result, the rate of infants born exposed to these drugs developing NAS Symptoms is also increasing. These infants had to stay in hospitals for around one month. Finnegan Scale is used to evaluate NAS symptoms and that score is used to determine when to…