Preparing your maternal and neonatal units to respond to COVID-19

Upcoming Webinar: Preparing your maternal and neonatal units to respond to COVID-19: Practical guidance from a front-line hospital California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative will be hosting a webinar on preparing your units for COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 24th, and have also launched a website with COVID-19 resources for maternal and infant health. The panel of experts will briefly present the ... Read More

West Virginia Bucks Rising United States Maternal Mortality Trend

By Kara Leigh Lofton, West Virginia Public Broadcasting See the Original Article The United States has some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world -- and unlike most other first-world countries, our rates are going in the wrong direction. American women are three times more likely to die during or after birth than women in Great Britain ... Read More

Suboxone may be safer for women in pregnancy

By Wendy Holdren Register-Herald Reporter See the Original Article In a recent study examining the safety of addiction treatment medications, West Virginia University faculty found that Suboxone may be safer for pregnant women and their babies than methadone or Subutex. Faculty members Laura Lander and Patrick Marshalek examined the medical records of 26 pregnant women who were prescribed Suboxone, a ... Read More

Stumping Out Prenatal Smoking in West Virginia

from NICHQ (National Institute for Children's Health Quality) website | Read original article here Not only does smoking make it harder for a woman to conceive, tobacco use during pregnancy increases the rate of stillbirth, preterm birth, birth defects, low birth weight and infant mortality. Despite this information, some states have consistently high rates of women who smoke while pregnant. ... Read More

DHHR Press Release – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Data Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2018 DHHR Releases Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Data for 2017 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today released county-level Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) data for 2017 showing the overall incidence rate of NAS was 50.6 cases per 1,000 live births (5.06%) for West Virginia residents. NAS is a withdrawal ... Read More

Required training offered for registered nurses

Friday, December 15, 2017 The West Virginia Board of Nursing requires all registered nurses to complete 12 hours of continuing education (CE) during each renewal period inclusive of required continuing education on substance abuse and the mental health of veterans. On Feb. 27, 2018, and April 4, 2018, the Center for Education and Organizational Development (CEOD) is offering a Veterans ... Read More

Pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant and worried about Zika?

The following are links to information about Zika exposure, symptoms and how to talk to your doctor. Zika in Pregnancy What are the symptoms of Zika? Thinking about becoming pregnant? What should I know about travel related to Zika prevention?   Click here to learn more about the Zika Virus.  

(RFP) Drug Free Moms and Babies Project Expansion

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership is requesting proposals to fund comprehensive, integrated programs for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders (SUD). The goal of the Drug Free Moms and Babies (DFMB) Project Expansion is to develop, evaluate, document, and replicate programs that support healthy baby outcomes by providing prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery ... Read More

2016 WV Perinatal Summit Presentations & Photos

On November 14 & 15, 2016 the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership held its annual Summit at the Charleston Marriott Town Center. View the 2016 West Virginia Perinatal Summit program and presentations. View the PHOTO GALLERY Oops... Slider with alias 2016-Summit-Images not found.