Submitted: 19 Jun 2018
Accepted: 10 Oct 2018
First published online: 07 Nov 2018
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J Prev Epidemiol. 2018;3(2):e08-e08.
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The prevalence and causes of herbal drug use in pregnant women referring to Abadan health centers; a cross-sectional study in southwest Iran

Noorollah Tahery 1, Nahid Mahmodi 1, Razieh Shirzadegan 2 *

1 Abadan School of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
2 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
Correspondence to: Razieh Shirzadegan, Email: Email: raziehshirzad07@gmail.com

Abstract

Introduction: Using herbal medicines or medicinal herbs is as old as human presence on the planet, and almost all tribes and nations used plants grown in the wild around them.

Objectives: According to importance of mother and her fetus care in pregnancy period, and rising sharply use of herbal medicine this study conducted to determine the prevalence and cusses of herbal drug use in pregnant women in Abadan.

Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive–analytical study, with random two stage, 420 women referring to Abadan health centers were assessed.

Results: Result showed that 34.4% of study units in pregnancy period used herbal drugs. The most range of using was first semester (50.8%). The most causes of using herbal drugs were vomiting and nausea (30.2%).

Conclusion: Increased knowledge of people about herbal medicine side effects on mother and her fetus is necessary.

Citation: Tahery N, Mahmodi N, Shirzadegan R. The prevalence and causes of herbal drug use in pregnant women referring to Abadan health centers; a cross-sectional study in southwest Iran. J Prev Epidemiol. 2018;3(2):e08. 
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