Nutritional challenges for women who use alcohol and other drugs in pregnancy. Amy Sanders Dietitian The Royal Women’s Hospital VAADA Conference 13 th February 2007. Overview. Role of dietitian Nutritional needs of pregnant women Impact of D&A use Barriers to accessing care
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Nutritional challenges for women who use alcohol and other drugs in pregnancy.
The Royal Women’s Hospital
VAADA Conference 13th February 2007
Most of our women with D+A issues fit nearly all of these referral indicators !!
-protein, iron, folate, calcium and other vitamins and minerals
Eg. Marijuana ↓ zinc
Cigarettes ↑ iron
Alcohol ↑ thiamine
Amphetamines ↑ metabolic rate
Opiates ↓ GI motility
Compromises nutritional status
Effects maternal health + fetal outcome
Maternal weight gain
Vitamin D deficiency
- listeria, mercury, caffeine, VitA
- drug effects on nutrition
- symptom management