Pregnancy and Beyond: Improving Maternal and Infant Outcomes for Women with Opioid Use Disorder

In partnership with Skagit County Public Health, March of Dimes, Washington State Department of Health, North Sound Behavioral Health Organization, and Cardea Services, Snohomish Health District hosted a conference to address maternal and infant care for women with opioid use disorder. The event was geared toward physicians, nurses, labor & delivery specialists, NICU/PICU hospitalists, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, social workers, public health professionals, treatment and recovery providers, and support services.  At the end of the conference, our attendees were able to:

  • Review current trends for opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome in the area
  • Learn best practices on providing care for pregnant and parenting mothers with opioid use disorder
  • Learn best practices on caring for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Receive resource and educational materials to share with colleagues and/or patients
  • Learn how to discuss possible opioid use with current or new patients
    Understand mandatory reporting requirements, and what happens after reporting

Presentations from the conference are available below:

Women, Infants, and The Opioid Epidemic
The Opioid Crisis in Snohomish County
Overcoming Stigma with Compassion and Care
Medication Treatment of OUD in Pregnancy
Childbirth, Lactation, and Postpartum Education
The Children’s Administration and Serving Pregnant Women with SUD
Mary Bridge Approach to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Homeward House Collaborative