Tag Archives: Pregnancy

In Women with Opioid Use Disorder, Treatment Initiated During Pregnancy May Improve Postpartum Outcomes

According to a recent analysis of national data by the Centers for Disease Control, the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (as documented at the time of delivery) more than quadrupled from 1999 through 2014. While many women are able to decrease or abstain from opioid use during pregnancy, the first year postpartum… Read More »

Is Matcha Tea Safe During Pregnancy?

For the sake of their future born’s safety, pregnant women try to give up on anything potentially harmful – cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, fatty foods, too much sugar, the list goes on. To compensate for the lack of guilty pleasures, mothers-to-be usually turn to more acceptable options, one of the most popular these days being Matcha… Read More »

Essential Reads: Innovative Methods for Addressing Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

Essential Reads: Innovative Methods for Addressing Substance Abuse During 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 carried out at the first prenatal visit with a validated… Read More »

Essential Reads: Lithium and Pregnancy

While the use of lithium has been in decline over the last 20 years, lithium continues to be a useful and highly effective mood stabilizer for women with bipolar disorder, especially those with a history of mania.  We have long been aware of its teratogenic effects, with some studies documenting an increased risk of cardiovascular… Read More »