Pill-Popping Mommas: ‘Many’ Pregnant Women Take Opioids, CDC Finds

Millions of American women of childbearing age take opioids — and many are swallowing the prescription painkillers before realizing they’re pregnant, endangering their unborn babies, federal health officials warned Thursday. In a first-ever analysis of the problem’s scope, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that a third ofRead more

ACOG Video: FASD Prevention: Promoting Screening & Brief Intervention

ACOG Video: FASD Prevention: Promoting Screening & Brief Intervention
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) are the full spectrum of birth defects caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. One prevention challenge is that women receive mixed messages regarding the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy. Screening and providing intervention services is essential to reduce the risk of an alcohol-exposed pregnancy andRead more