Improving Care of Patients with Substance Use Disorders in the Peripartum and Postpartum Period

ACOG District I Webinar Series

About the Webinar 

Learning Objectives

  1. To better understand the context of substance use disorder (SUD) in the post-partum period
  2. To review a pragmatic approach for the individual obstetrician to improve peri- and post-partum care for patients with SUD
  3. To consider local systems changes that can be implemented to improve peri- and post-partum care for patients with SUD


Leanna S. Sudhof, MD, is an attending physician in maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and faculty at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Sudhof earned her medical degree from HMS and then completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital, after which she did her fellowship in MFM at BIDMC. She is board certified in Ob/Gyn and MFM and has a particular interest in perinatal mental health and substance use disorders. Currently she has several ongoing grant-supported research projects aiming to improve the care of pregnant patients with substance use disorder and to better understand the patient experience among hospitalized antepartum patients.