- How to have sex when you want to get pregnant. Lauresen, N.H.; Bouchez, C. // Cosmopolitan;Aug91, Vol. 211 Issue 2, p114
Informs women on some practical aspects of sex that can affect fertility, both positively and negatively. Oral sex; Lubricants and creams; Hot tubs can block pregnancy; Douching and fertility; Other factors.
- HHS report: `Crack Babies' released. // Children Today;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p1
Highlights the report `Crack Babies' by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General. Only seeing part of the problem; Struggling child welfare system; Most crack babies go home; Concern for other drugs.
- Model programs serving drug exposed children. // Children Today;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p2
Reports that the Department of Health and Human Services is studying model programs serving drug exposed children in several cities. Identifying policy and service issues; Exploring how pioneering cities are meeting needs.
- Prenatal substance abuse. Gittler, J. G.; McPherson, M. // Children Today;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p3
Overview of the problem of prenatal substance abuse. `Crack babies'; Incidence and prevalence; Demographics; Drug abuse and AIDS; Neglect and abuse; Impact on existing services systems; Legal issues and service delivery issues.
- Perinatal substance abuse. Horowitz, R. // Children Today;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p8
Discusses response to perinatal substance abuse. Prevention, identification and treatment; Lack of available and appropriate programs; Coercive state intervention; Danger of discrimination; Termination of parental rights.
- Prosecution to enhance treatment. Goldsmith, S. // Children Today;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p13
Discusses prosecution as a means of enhancing the treatment of substance abusing mothers and pregnant women. Damages to fetal growth; Examples of recent approaches; Arguments against law enforcement involvement; Motivation to continue treatment.
- Working towards an answer: Punishment and treatment need not be mutually exclusive choices. // Children Today;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p16
Argues that prosecution and treatment can work together in solving the problems of prenatal substance abuse. Need for well-publicized prosecution; Need for required drug testing; Need for a coordinated legal and medical response.
- The wisdom of Solomon: Cutting the cord that harms. DeBettencourt, K.B. // Children Today;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p17
Presents adoption into another family as a viable option for children exposed to drugs. Problems of infants exposed to cocaine; Punitive approaches; Various methods of reporting; Burden of foster care on the child; Available adoptive families.
- Interagency intervention with perinatal substance abuse. Durfee, M.; Tilton-Durfee, D. // Children Today;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p30
Argues the need for interagency cooperation to effectively address the problems of perinatal substance abuse. Need for consensus on a problem definition; Legal vs. illegal substances; Varying perspectives; Lack of program accountability; Examples of integrated programs. INSET: Untitled...
- Pregnancy meal plan covers 12-month term. Reader, Diane // Diabetes in the News;May/Jun93, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p52
Gives advice for pregnant women on meal planning. Pre-pregnancy planning process; Pre- and post-conception goals; Provision of the same amount of food per day; Eating on schedule to balance insulin action; Monitoring blood glucose levels; Special nutrients needed given increase in daily...