Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. What is it? Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a term for a group of problems a baby experiences when withdrawing from

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  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
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  • What is it? Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a term for a group of problems a baby experiences when withdrawing from exposure to narcotics.
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  • What Causes It? Almost every drug passes from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Illicit substances that cause drug dependence and addiction in the mother also cause the fetus to become addicted.
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  • What Happens to the Baby? Baby At birth, the babys dependence on the substance continues. However, since the drug is no longer available, the babys central nervous system becomes overstimulated causing the symptoms of withdrawal.
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  • Tennessee House Bill 1295 As enacted, provides that a woman may be prosecuted for assault for the illegal use of a narcotic drug while pregnant, if her child is born addicted to or harmed by the narcotic drug.
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  • Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives The YOU CANT FORGET ME Methods
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  • ParaGard IUD Effectiveness Over 99 per cent effective. Less than two women in 100 will get pregnant over five years. Older IUDs have less copper and are less effective.
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  • ParaGard IUD How it works A small plastic and copper device is put into the uterus. It stops sperm reaching an egg, and may also stop a fertilized egg implanting in the uterus. How long it lasts Can stay in 510 years depending on type but can be taken out sooner.
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  • ParaGard IUD How it affects periods Your periods may be heavier or longer or more painful. How it affects fertility When the IUD is removed your fertility will return to normal.
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  • ParaGard IUD How it is inserted/removed A doctor or nurse practitioner will insert the IUD. This takes 1520 minutes. It can be uncomfortable or painful and you may want to use a local anesthetic. A doctor or nurse can remove the IUD in a simple office visit.
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  • Mirena IUD Effectiveness Over 99 per cent effective. Less than one woman in 100 will get pregnant over five years.
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  • Mirena IUD How it works A small, T-shaped plastic device, which releases the hormone progestin, is put into the uterus. This thins the lining of the uterus to prevent a fertilized egg implanting, thickens cervical mucus to prevent sperm reaching an egg, and may stop ovulation. How long it lasts Works for five years but can be taken out sooner.
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  • Mirena IUD How it affects periods Your periods usually become lighter, shorter and sometimes less painful. They may stop altogether. How it affects fertility When the IUD is removed your fertility will return to normal.
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  • Mirena IUD How it is inserted/removed A doctor or nurse practitioner will insert the IUD. This takes 1520 minutes. It can be uncomfortable or painful and you may want to use a local anesthetic. A doctor or nurse can remove the IUD in a simple office visit.
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  • Nexplanon Implants Effectiveness Over 99 per cent effective. Less than one woman in 1,000 will get pregnant over three years.
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  • Nexplanon Implants How it works A small flexible rod is put under the skin of the upper arm. It releases the hormone progestin. It stops ovulation, thickens cervical mucus to stop sperm reaching an egg, and thins the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent a fertilized egg implanting. How long it lasts Works for three years but can be taken out sooner.
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  • Nexplanon Implants How it affects periods Your periods may stop, be irregular or longer. How it affects fertility When the implant is removed your fertility will return to normal.
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  • Nexplanon Implants How it is inserted/removed A doctor or nurse practitioner numbs your skin in the inner area of your upper arm with a local anesthetic and inserts the implant. It takes a few minutes and feels similar to having an injection. To remove it, the doctor or nurse uses a local anesthetic, makes a tiny cut and gently pulls the implant out.
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  • What if the LARC cant be placed before my release?
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  • Depo-Provera Effectiveness Over 99 per cent effective. Less than four women in 1,000 will get pregnant over two years.
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  • Depo-Provera How it works It releases the hormone progestin which stops ovulation, thickens cervical mucus to prevent sperm reaching an egg and thins the lining of the uterus to prevent a fertilized egg implanting. How long it lasts Lasts for 12 weeks.
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  • Depo-Provera How it affects periods Your periods may stop, be irregular or longer. How it affects fertility Your periods and fertility may take time to return after you stop using the injection.
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  • Depo-Provera How it is inserted/removed The hormone is injected into a muscle, usually in your buttocks. It can also be injected into the arm. The injection cannot be removed from the body so any side effects may continue for as long as it works and for some time afterwards.
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