This webinar will highlight the impact of opioid exposure to mothers and babies. From pre-pregnancy to birth, experts will cover all aspects of how to manage, support and safeguard these patients.

Topics include: 

- Understand and learn from the research in this area of medicine 
- The practical issues for supporting mothers and babies exposed to opioids
- How to provide better support for mothers and babies exposed to opioids, and influence your workplace to do so


Session 1
Chair: Joanna Hawthorne, Psychologist, Former Director, Brazelton Centre UK

Welcome and introduction
Chair: Joanna Hawthorne, Psychologist, Former Director, Brazelton Centre UK

Overview of the meeting
Surabhi Nanda, Consultant Maternal Fetal Medicine Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Opioid exposure: The journey through pregnancy and birth
Sonji Clarke, Consultant Obstetrician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Opioid exposure in pregnancy: The effects on the baby
Speaker to be confirmed

Non-pharmacological management of neonatal abstinence syndrome
Sonya MacVicar, Lecturer and Researcher, Edinburgh Napier University


Session 2
Chair: Dr Surabhi Nanda

The impact of opioid withdrawal on the newborn baby and family unit after birth and in the future
Amanda Lawes, Clinical Lead in Neonatal Occupational Therapy, Singleton Hospital, Swansea

Safeguarding and contraception: Ongoing care in pregnancy and community
Geraldine Joyce, Former Named Midwife for Vulnerable Families,
Rudiger Pittrof, Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV
Guys’ and St Thomas’ Hospital

Questions and answers session

This webinar will be available for registered delegates 30 days after the event, on Zoom.

Join in the conversation online using #RSMLive

For further details and how to book:

Contact: Lucy Farrell

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 285357 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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