Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant and Postpartum People

Washington, DC, United States,

May 31, 2023, 03:00 PM (Washington, DC time)

Register now: https://thenationalcouncil-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ywFuD90nTTaUQr0HWaVbVg#/


Opioid use disorder (OUD) can be a fatal addiction with complex implications for new and/or expecting parents. OUD challenges can lead to many complications for parent and child, including low birth weight, clinical challenges with medical dosing and increased risk of accidental death. In the U.S. alone, a baby is born passively dependent every 15 minutes. To ensure best health outcomes for both birthing parent and child, policies must allow engagement in evidence-based treatment and protect clients from legal ramifications.

Join on May 31st from 3-4pm ET, for our PCSS Webinar: Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant and Postpartum People: The Treatment and Policy Landscape, where you will hear from a physician, clinic director and an individual with lived experience to broaden understandings about the treatment and policy landscape for pregnant and postpartum people with OUD.


Educational Objectives:

• Review the current landscape of opioid use disorder treatment for pregnant and postpartum people in the U.S.

• Describe the neurobiology of opioid use disorder among pregnant and postpartum people

• Examine legal challenges related to pregnant people and parents with substance use disorders

• Discuss recent policy changes that impact how opioid use disorder treatment is provided


The webinar will feature the following speakers:

• Maria Manriquez, M.D., FACOG, FASAM, PMH-C Banner University Medical Center Phoenix

• Tara Sundem, APRN, NNP-BC, Founder and Executive Director, Hushabye Nursery

• Tawni Carson, patient/person with lived experience


Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing--NCMW


NOTE: The National Council for Mental Wellbeing will not be providing Continuing Medical Education for this event.


Target Audience: This activity is designed for interprofessional teams, families and patients, students and educators, nurses, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.


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