Nov 30, 2022
Medications to treat opioid use disorder in pregnant people can decrease the chances of an infant being born too early and reduce risks of maternal overdose and death. But with a fractured and underfunded system of OUD treatment, as well as stigma around drug abuse in pregnancy and siloed maternal health care, how can pregnant people access this lifesaving care? Dr. Stephen Patrick, pediatrician and former senior policy advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, returns to the podcast to talk with Lindsay Smith Rogers about a new report that lays out suggestions for lifting barriers to OUD treatment for pregnant people. Read the report here.