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What Factors Promote Recovery in Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder?

While many women with substance use disorders can achieve abstinence during pregnancy, the postpartum period is a time of increased vulnerability to relapse.  The first year postpartum is a particularly vulnerable time for women with opioid use disorder (OUD).  Relapse is common, and studies have noted increased rates of both fatal and non-fatal overdoses during… Read More »

U.K.’s Favorite Non-Invasive Brazilian Booty Lift Empowers Women In Time for Summer

Much like fashion trends are in large dictated by pop culture, “body” trends tend to follow a similar pattern. From the popularity of bodacious curves to a shift towards 90s-model-thin frames, and from Baywatch-inspired breasts to Kardashian-Esque derrieres, “the look” du jour is forever evolving. While body-positive campaigns aim for inclusivity and self-love—which is a… Read More »

Does Stress Increase Vulnerability to Postpartum Psychosis in High-Risk Women?

Risk for postpartum psychosis is particularly high in women with a history of bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder and in those who have suffered a previous episode of postpartum psychosis. While the risk is very high, many women do not develop postpartum psychosis.  In these women at high risk for postpartum psychosis, which factors increase… Read More »

Essential Reads: SBIRT for Women with Alcohol and Drug Use During Pregnancy

Critical to the wellbeing of pregnant women and their infants is universal screening for drug and alcohol use. This is an essential first step in identifying women with harmful substance use and connecting them with appropriate services.  Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment or SBIRT has been shown to be a quick and effective… Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccine Not Detected in Breast Milk, Indicates Safety for Pregnant and Lactating Women, Says Study

New York, July 18: Vaccines against Covid-19 were not detected in human milk, according to a small study, indicating vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating women and providing early evidence that the shots are not transferred to the infant. Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) analysed the breast milk of seven women after… Read More »