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

PROGRAMME

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

6:00pm
Welcome and introduction
Chair: Joanna Hawthorne, Psychologist, Former Director, Brazelton Centre UK

6:10pm
Overview of the meeting
Surabhi Nanda, Consultant Maternal Fetal Medicine Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

6:20pm
Opioid exposure: The journey through pregnancy and birth
Sonji Clarke, Consultant Obstetrician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

6:40pm
Opioid exposure in pregnancy: The effects on the baby
Speaker to be confirmed

7:00pm
Non-pharmacological management of neonatal abstinence syndrome
Sonya MacVicar, Lecturer and Researcher, Edinburgh Napier University

7:20pm
Break

Session 2
Chair: Dr Surabhi Nanda

7:30pm
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

7:50pm
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

8:10pm
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: https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/maternity-and-newborn/2020-21/mbp50/

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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