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Trends and Outcomes Associated With Using Long-Acting Opioids During Delivery Hospitalizations.

Duffy CR, Wright JD, Landau R, Mourad MJ, Siddiq Z, Kern-Goldberger AR, D'Alton ME, Friedman AM.

Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Oct;132(4):937-947. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002861.



Prenatal Treatment and Outcomes of Women With Opioid Use Disorder.

Brogly SB, Saia KE, Werler MM, Regan E, Hernández-Díaz S.

Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Oct;132(4):916-922. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002881.



Buprenorphine/naloxone in the Treatment of Opiate Dependency during Unintentional Pregnancies - Bosnia-Herzegovina Experiences.

Hasanović M, Pajević I, Kuldija A, Delić A, Hrvić D.

Psychiatr Danub. 2018 Jun;30(2):230-232. 



At NPA we know that the language that we use shapes the way we think. We want to change the way we talk about pregnancy and substance use. We encourage you to download, print, and share these with your community. (National Perinatal Asociation, USA)


Gestational changes in buprenorphine exposure: A physiologically-based pharmacokinetic analysis.

Zhang H, Kalluri HV, Bastian JR, Chen H, Alshabi A, Caritis SN, Venkataramanan R.

Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2018 Jun 5. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13642.



IRIS: Onlineberatung für Schwangere

Für eine gesunde Beziehung zu Ihrem ungeborenen Kind: Wir helfen Ihnen, mit Alkohol und Zigaretten Schluss zu machen.

Schwangeren ist es ein Anliegen, dass ihr Baby gesund zur Welt kommt und sich gut entwickelt. 

Es gibt viel, was Sie als werdende Mutter dafür tun können. Dazu gehört auch, in der Schwangerschaft nicht zu rauchen und keinen Alkohol zu trinken. Das fällt nicht immer ganz leicht. IRIS unterstützt Siedabei, alkohol- und rauchfrei durch Ihre Schwangerschaft zu gehen. (iris-plattform.de, September 2018


The Pregnancy Recovery Center: A women-centered treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder.

Krans EE, Bobby S, England M, Gedekoh RH, Chang JC, Maguire B, Genday P, English DH.

Addict Behav. 2018 May 24. pii: S0306-4603(18)30529-X. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.05.016.



Screening Pregnant Women and Their Neonates for Illicit Drug Use: Consideration of the Integrated Technical, Medical, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues.

Price HR, Collier AC, Wright TE.

Front Pharmacol. 2018 Aug 28;9:961. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00961. eCollection 2018. Review.


Does Maternal Buprenorphine Dose Affect Severity or Incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?

Wong J, Saver B, Scanlan JM, Gianutsos LP, Bhakta Y, Walsh J, Plawman A, Sapienza D, Rudolf V.

J Addict Med. 2018 Jun 13. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000427.



Perinatal Drug Abuse And Neonatal Drug Withdrawal.

Shukla S, Gomez Pomar E.

StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2018 Jan-.
2018 Jul 27.


Substance Use in Pregnant Women Using the Emergency Department: Undertested And Overlooked?

Moyer CL, Johnson S, Klug MG, Burd L.

West J Emerg Med. 2018 May;19(3):579-584. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2018.1.35630.


Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Associated With Gestational Exposure to Antiepileptic Drugs.

Andrade C.

J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Jul 31;79(4). pii: 18f12467. doi: 10.4088/JCP.18f12467.


Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy

(National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Juli 2017)


Mom's use of opioids in pregnancy may stunt kids' learning

Learning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms from their mother's drug use while pregnant, according to the first big U.S. study to examine potential long-term problems in these infants. 

About 1 in 7 affected children required special classroom services for problems including developmental delays and speech or language difficulties, compared with about 1 in 10 children not exposed to opioids before birth, the study found. (MedicalXpress, USA, 30.08.2018)


Berlin. Facilities for pregnant women with drug use history in Berlin (Video)

Our new film features the story of Netti, her son Sam, and their experience with services for pregnant women who use drugs in Berlin. (Drug Reporter, Ungarn, Video, 15:20)


USA. AAP Raises Concerns About Increasing Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Itasca, IL - With marijuana use more commonly reported by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report calls for more research on possible developmental effects on children. Highlighting emerging evidence that marijuana likely is not harmless as widely assumed, the AAP recommends women avoid the drug while pregnant or nursing a child. (American Academy of Pediatrics, 27.08.2018)


National, regional, and global prevalence of smoking during pregnancy in the general population: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Lange, Shannon et al.

The Lancet Global Health , Volume 0 , Issue 0 , Published: 30 May 2018, doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30223-7


Cannabis: THC noch nach sechs Tagen in der Brustmilch nachweisbar

San Diego – Die psychoaktive Substanz Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) war in einer Studie in Pediatrics (2018; doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-1076) bei stillenden Frauen, die Cannabis konsumiert hatten, noch bis zu 6 Tage in der Muttermilch nachweisbar. (aerzteblatt.de, 29.08.2018)


A global perspective on smoking during pregnancy

Siddiqi, Kamran et al.

The Lancet Global Health , Volume 0 , Issue 0 , Published: 30 May 2018, doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30246-8


Schweiz. Broschüre "Schwangerschaft und Alkohol,Schwangerschaft und Tabak: Gut zu wissen", in 9 Sprachen. Informationen für werdende Mütter, Frauen mit Kinderwunsch, Väter sowie Nahestehende.

Sprachen: Deutsch, Französisch, Italienisch, Albanisch, Englisch, Spanisch, Portugiesisch, Serbisch/Kroatisch/Bosnisch, Türkisch

Sucht Schweiz, Lausanne, 2016


Symptoms Associated With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders in School-Aged Children Prenatally Exposed to Substances.

Sandtorv LB, Fevang SKE, Nilsen SA, Bøe T, Gjestad R, Haugland S, Elgen IB.

Subst Abuse. 2018 Mar 22;12:1178221818765773. doi: 10.1177/1178221818765773. eCollection 2018.


Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) 

What is LactMed?

The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate. All data are derived from the scientific literature and fully referenced. A peer review panel reviews the data to assure scientific validity and currency.

Updates: LactMed is updated monthly.


Psychological Functioning of Women Taking Illicit Drugs during Pregnancy and the Growth and Development of Their Offspring in Early Childhood.

Serino D, Peterson BS, Rosen TS.

J Dual Diagn. 2018 Apr 25:0. doi: 10.1080/15504263.2018.1468946.



Treatment modalities for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

Laura E Gressler, Doris Titus-Glover, Fadia Tohme Shaya

The Lancet, Volume 392, ISSUE 10147, P551, August 18, 2018doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31471-5


Examination of Hospital, Maternal, and Infant Characteristics Associated with Breastfeeding Initiation and Continuation Among Opioid-Exposed Mother-Infant Dyads.

Schiff DM, Wachman EM, Philipp B, Joseph K, Shrestha H, Taveras EM, Parker MGK.

Breastfeed Med. 2018 Apr 9. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2017.0172.



Heroin - Drugs and Lactation Database 

Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2006-.

Last Revision: May 1, 2018.


PREGNANCY& OPIOIDS: What families need to know about opioid misuse and treatment during pregnancy

If there a young woman in your life who is pregnant and misusing or addicted to opioids, it is possible to obtain treatment and reduce the risks in order to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. (drugfree org, Mai 2018)


Stabilizing the Mother-Infant Dyad for Better Outcomes from OB to FM: Caring for Patients with Perinatal Opioid Use Disorder through the 4th Trimester.

Ramage M, Ostrach B, Fagan B, Coulson CC.

N C Med J. 2018 May-Jun;79(3):164-165. doi: 10.18043/ncm.79.3.164. 


The Use of Serum Methadone/Metabolite Ratios to Monitor Changing Perinatal Pharmacokinetics.

McCarthy JJ, Vasti EJ, Leamon MH, Graas J, Ward C, Fassbender C.

J Addict Med. 2018 Mar 7. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000398.



Methadone - Drugs and Lactation Database.

Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2006-.

Last Revision: June 4, 2018.


Barriers and Facilitators of Breastfeeding Reported by Postpartum Women in Methadone Maintenance Therapy.

Hicks J, Morse E, Wyant DK.

Breastfeed Med. 2018 Mar 29. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2017.0130.



Study analyzes opioid overdose risk during and after pregnancy among Massachusetts women 

Overdose risk drops during pregnancy but rises after delivery, when fewer resources are available to mothers with substance use disorder. (Massachusetts General Hospital, 11.07.2018)


Management of eight labor and delivery patients dependent on buprenorphine (Subutex™): A retrospective chart review.

Tith S, Bining G, Bollag L.

Version 2. F1000Res. 2018 Jan 3 [revised 2018 Jan 1];7:7. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.13350.2.


Buprenorphine - Drugs and Lactation Database

Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2006-. Last Revision: June 4, 2018.


Behandlung substituierter Frauen während Schwangerschaft und Geburt - Ein Informationspapier für  Gynäkologen, Pädiater und Hebammen

Erbas B, Huber G, Tretter F und Wolstein J

BAS – Bayerische Akademie für Sucht- und Gesundheitsfragen (Stand September 2014)


Psychotic due to bath salts and methamphetamines: emergency cesarean section under general anesthesia.

Nina S.

J Biomed Res. 2018 Jul 2. doi: 10.7555/JBR.32.20180023.