FASD resources in Iceland

For information about FASD in Island, please contact the Consultant Midwife Specialist Valgerður Lísa Sigurðardóttir at Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik.

Resources for families

The multidisciplinary Mental Health Care Team for Families at the Primary Health Care Center in Reykjavík (Geðheilsuteymi – fjölskylduvernd HH) provides parent infant psychotherapy for expecting parents and parents of young children with severe mental problems or if there are concerns about parent-infant bonding. Read more

The Perinatal Addiction and Mental Health team (FOG teymi) at the Antenatal Outpatient Clinic at Landspítali – National University Hospital is a specific, multidisciplinary team that provides antenatal and postpartum care to women with addiction problems or severe mental health illness. The team consists of specialised midwives, social workers, a psychologist and an obstetrician. Read more

There are two centers in Reykjavík which provide both inpatient and outpatient treatment for people with addiction problems: The National Center of Addiction Medicine (SÁÁ) and the Addiction and Mental Health services at Landspítali – National University Hospital (Fíknigeðdeild Landspítala):

 

Resources for professionals

Landspítali – National University Hospital´s Guidelines of screening and perinatal care for women with alcohol or substance abuse problems. Information from the contact person (VLS).

National guidelines

Directorate of Health (Embætti landlæknis) Clinical guidelines of antenatal care. Read more

 

Other resources

Public information about alcohol and substance use during pregnancy.

Alcohol

Information for pregnant women and families about alcohol consume during pregnancy at Heilsuvera (Health information) Read more

 

Nicotine or tobacco use during pregnancy

Information for pregnant women and families about nicotine and tobacco use during pregnancy at the following websites:

Heilsuvera (Health information) Read more

Heilsugæsla höfuðborgarsvæðisins (Primary Health Care Center in the Capital area). Read more

Þróunarmiðstöð íslenskrar heilsugæslu (National Center for Primary Health Care). Read more

Development Centre for Primary Healthcare in Iceland (DCPHI) (Þróunarmiðstöð íslenskrar heilsugæslu). Read more

Non-smoking/-tobacco support during pregnancy using the Prochaska and DiClemente models. Read more 

 

Cannabis

Information for pregnant women and families about cannabis use during pregnancy. Landspítali National University Hospital. Read more

 

Opioids

Information for pregnant women and families about the use of opioids during pregnancy.

Landspítali National University Hospital: Waiting for a link…

Further information is in the report Use of alcohol and other substances during pregnancy – in a Nordic perspective. Read more


Contact

The local administrator for FASD-Nordic in Iceland is Valgerður Lísa Sigurðardóttir, Consultant Midwife Specialist at Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik. Materials from Iceland for publication at FASD Nordic web site should be sent to iceland@fasdnordic.org

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