Webinar: AAP Medication Prescribing for Pregnant Women
Featuring Teratology Society Past-President
Recording available - see links below.
On January 26, 2016, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, the American Academy of Pediatrics Program to Enhance the Health and Development of Infants and Children (PEHDIC) offered a free webinar with the aim of educating health care providers about medication safety during pregnancy and resources to help counsel women on treatment decisions before and during pregnancy.
The webinar, led by Christina Chambers, PhD, epidemiologist, UC San Diego professor and Teratology Society past-president, as well as Cheryl Broussard, PhD, Health Scientist at the CDC’s Birth Defects Branch, provides an overview of what is known about medication safety during pregnancy, relevant clinical considerations for prescribers and pharmacists and resources to help counsel women regarding treatment decisions before and during pregnancy.
Taking some medications early in pregnancy—often before women know they are pregnant—can increase the risk for some birth defects and other poor pregnancy outcomes. “While pregnant women should not stop or start taking any type of medicine without first talking with a health care provider, the information available to health care providers to guide and support the decision making process is limited,” explained Chambers. “We hope to provide some insight and resources to make that process easier for them.”
A recording of this webinar as well as the presentation slides and question and answer summary are available as follows:
Webinar Recording – Click here
Webinar Presentation Slides – Click here
Webinar Question & Answer Summary – Click here