Psychiatric Medications in Pregnancy and Lactation
This program is the second in a 4-part Perinatal Behavioral Health educational series sponsored by the Community Behavioral Health (CBH) Community-Based Care Management (CBCM) program.
The CBH CBCM program is designed to improve the behavioral health outcomes for Medicaid-eligible pregnant, postpartum and inter-conception people and their families through the following:
- General principles of treatment for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding with mental health disorders
- Guidance for prescribing psychiatric medications in the perinatal period
- Balancing the risks of untreated mental illness in the perinatal period with the impact of medications on the fetus/infant
Kristin Leight, MD,
- Medical Director, Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness,
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry , University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Sheila Shanmugan, MD, PhD
- Resident Director of Research & Resident Champion for Women’s Mental Health, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
- Member, Inpatient Therapy for Obstetric Patients Development Team , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
CME, CNE, Social Work, and PCB approved CRS/Peer Specialist credits offered.