Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

Updated 10/31/2019

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- Provider Education for OUD in Pregnancy
- ACOG Resources
- Practice Guidelines
- Training Opportunities & Courses
- Best Practices/Model
- Relevant Articles & Resources
- Patient Testimonials & Videos
- External Web Links

Provider Education for OUD in Pregnancy

Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy Bundle Part 1       Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy Bundle Part 2   
 Bundle Part 1:
  Bundle Part 2:
Speaker Notes Available upon request   Speaker Notes Available upon request
 Part 1 Appendix Resources
   Part 2 Appendix Resources


      ACOG District II Implementing
SBIRT: An Effective Approach to Care

(6 minute video)    

New Resources & Project Highlights
This education has been made possible through funding from the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). ACOG District II would like to thank the Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy Task Force, co-chaired by Leah Kaufman, MD, FACOG and David Garry, DO, FACOG for their time and expertise spent developing this educational content. 

Questions, comments, or if you are interested in having ACOG District II faculty present at your hospital on this topic, please contact: Kelly Gilchrist, Manager, Medical Education at

District II Wins 2018 CDC Service Recognition Award

District II OUD Award

Left to right: Kelly Gilchrist, Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD, FACOG,
Leah Kaufman, MD, FACOG, David Garry, DO, FACOG, Christa Christakis, MPP

NYSPQC OUD/NAS Project Website

New York State Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Project


Managing OUD in Pregnancy Webinar - March 15, 2019
Presentation by: Leah Kaufman, MD, FACOG & David Garry, DO, FACOG

 OUD in Pregnancy: A Collaborative Effort of ACOG District II (New York) Webinar hosted by National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

OUD in Pregnancy Webinar Recording hosted by ACOG District II & NYSDOH’s NYSPQC
Faculty: Leah Kaufman, MD, FACOG & David Garry, DO, FACOG

ACOG Resources

AIM Patient Safety Bundle Resources: Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder

District II A Roadmap to CHARM Implementation in New York

District II Opioid Summit Presentations: The Role of Experts Caring for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

 ACOG Practice Guidelines

ACOG Committee Opinion Number 711: Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

ACOG Committee Opinion Number 736: Optimizing Postpartum Care

ACOG Committee Opinion Number 742: Postpartum Pain Management

ACOG Patient Safety Bundle: Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Training Opportunities & Courses

ASAM Buprenorphine Waiver Training

The NYSDOH's Office of Drug User Health free "Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder" Enduring Program for prescribers who have completed a buprenorphine waiver training. Access the program here:

NYCDOHMH Buprenorphine Trainings (throughout all five boroughs)
For further information, contact:

NYSDOH Buprenorphine Trainings:
For information, contact the AIDS Institute, Office of Drug User Health, or 1-800-692-8528

Best Practices/Model Programs

Caring for Pregnant Opioid Abusers in Vermont: A Potential Model for Non-Urban Areas

Center for Court Innovation Patient Navigator program

ILPQC mothers & Newborns Affected by Opioids (MNO) OB Initiative

Maternal Opiate Medical Support (MOMS) Care Coordination Model

Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network: A Toolkit for the Perinatal Care of Women with Opioid Use Disorders

SAMHSA Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders

SBIRT Oregon

Vermont Oxford Network: Improving Outcomes for Infants and Families Affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) – A Universal Training Program

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Relevant Articles & Resources

Chronic Opioid Use During Pregnancy: Fetal & Maternal Implications

Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Considerations Pregnant Women with Opioid Abuse

COWS Scale

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Ethical Approaches to the Identification of Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs

Non-medical Opioid Use & Sources of Opioids Among Pregnant & Non-pregnant Reproductive-aged Women

OCFS Plan of Safe Care

Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Memo Plan of Safe Care Forms

Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy Health Policy & Practice in the Midst of an Epidemic

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: A Guide for Healthcare Providers

Rural & Urban Differences in NAS and Maternal Opioid Use

Patient Testimonials & Educational Videos

NYS OASAS Combat Heroin & Prescription Drug Abuse: Real Stories

External Web Links

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Children and Family Futures

HANYS The Opioid Epidemic: Keeping Babies Safe webinar, presented on February 13, 2018
Dr. Leah Kaufman & Dr. Michelle Bode from the District II OUD Task Force featured during this event

HANYS Substance Abuse Screening Billing Webinar; Recording from presentation 

HANYS Q/A from 5/15 SBIRT Coding Webinar

Implementing Tobacco Cessation Programs in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings

NYSDOH AIDS Institute Office of Drug User Health

NYSDOH AIDS Institute Online Provider Directory

NYS OASAS Screening, Brief Interventions and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) materials - including reimbursement resource

NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard



Providers’ Clinical Support System

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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