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 Receives CMS approval for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Treatment Services

2/13/2018 | (See the original story) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services has received approval from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) treatment services. This designation makes West Virginia the first state in the nation to receive such approval. NAS is a generalized ... 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.  

2015 WV Perinatal Summit Presentations & Photos

On November 5 & 6 2015 the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership held its annual Summit at the Charleston Marriott Town Center. View the 2015 West Virginia Perinatal Summit program and presentations. Oops... Slider with alias 2015 Summit Images not found.