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Substance Use in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Opioids & Marijuana

Presented by Dr. Kaylin Klie, MD, MA

The national rate of opioid use disorder among women in the perinatal period is increasing rapidly, while about 1 in 20 women report using marijuana while pregnant. This makes finding safe, effective, and supportive treatment options a healthcare imperative. This webinar will share a new way of looking at addiction, and you’ll learn the latest in treatment options for pregnant and breastfeeding women from case study examples.

Addiction medicine specialist Dr. Kaylin Klie joins us to talk about this important topic and clear up misconceptions about who uses and why. You’ll also get a chance to ask your own questions.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss what addiction is—and what it is not
  • Review epidemiology of substance use in pregnancy
  • Discuss screening approaches and tools
  • Compare treatment approaches, including MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment), for pregnant and breastfeeding women with opiate use disorder
  • Discuss marijuana use in pregnancy and breastfeeding, including recent studies on its effects and how to counsel patients
Meet Your Presenter
Dr Kaylin Klie

Dr. Kaylin A Klie

Dr. Kaylin A Klie is a dually board certified physician in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, with special clinical and research expertise in Perinatal Addiction Medicine. Prior to medical school, she trained as a marriage and family therapist. She graduated from Rush Medical College, and went on to residency and fellowship with the University of Colorado.

She is the founder of the Denver Health and University of Colorado OB Addiction Medicine clinics, which provide integrated peripartum care and substance use assessment and treatment for pregnant and mothering women. She is the medical director for Outpatient Addiction Medicine services at CeDAR, the University of Colorado’s substance use disorder treatment center. She is the associate director for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship with the University of Colorado, and enjoys teaching and mentoring fellows, residents, and students in providing care for people with substance use.

Dr. Klie is a steering committee member for the State of Colorado Substance Exposed Newborn task force, and the co-chair for Provider Education. She serves on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Maternal Mortality Review Committee, helping to understand the impact substance use continues to have on maternal morbidity and mortality in CO.

Dr. Klie lives in Denver, CO with her husband and son.

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