Methadone maintenance therapy and feto-maternal outcomes of pregnancy

Jide Igboekwu, Kim Wolff

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Abstract

We studied a cohort of pregnant opioid dependent women (n = 30) on methadone maintenance therapy aiming to identify obstetrics, neonatal and pregnancy outcomes and characteristics including the level of antenatal contact and its effect. There were statistical significant associations between birth weight and use of illicit drug and between use of illicit drugs and gestational age (crack use and length of labour r2 = .57 and r2 = .012. P = 0.05; Cocaine use and type of delivery r2 = .515 and r2 = .006. P = 0.05; Birth weight and length of gestation r2.429 and r2 = .041. p = 0.05).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17 - 21
Number of pages5
JournalHeroin Addiction And Related Clinical Problems
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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