Parenting support, maternal bonding with the infant, engagement in an OUD treatment program, and recovery-specific support systems promoted recovery in postpartum women with opioid use disorders.
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment or SBIRT has been shown to be a quick and effective means of identifying and intervening with patients whose patterns of use put them at risk for, or who already have, substance-related health problems.
Heavy cannabis use during pregnancy was associated with increased risk for small for gestational age, preterm birth, low birth weight, and death during the first year of life.
In Women with Opioid Use Disorder, Treatment Initiated During Pregnancy May Improve Postpartum Outcomes
This study demonstrates higher rates of treatment continuation in postpartum women with opioid use disorders if medication treatment (methadone or buprenorphine) is initiated early and maintained throughout pregnancy.
We continue to see more and more women of reproductive age using marijuana in various forms. While marijuana is viewed by some as a safe alternative for the treatment of various maladies associated with pregnancy, [...]
While the use of alcohol and tobacco during pregnancy is falling, the use of cannabis and opioids is increasing. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends universal screening for substance use to be [...]
Previous studies have suggested a link between opioid exposure during pregnancy and increased risk of certain major malformations, including neural tube defects. A recent study from Bateman and colleagues assesses the risk of major malformation [...]
Despite decreasing rates of alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, the use of cannabis use during pregnancy is on the rise. Several qualitative studies have suggested that pregnant women report using cannabis to manage a [...]
We completed our first MGH Women’s Mental Health online CME program in the Fall of 2019, and we are so excited to offer our next round of the course beginning in November 2020. Thank you [...]
According to the most recent Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey conducted in 2019, 6.6% of the respondents reported prescription opioid use during pregnancy. Use of prescription opioids was more common in certain [...]