Psychiatric Medication Use in Pregnancy

GRACE Speaker Series: Psychiatric Medication Use in Pregnancy

Presenter: Dr. Renee Bruno, Psychiatrist; Women's mental health & reproductive psychiatry; Medical Director of Psychiatry Services, Woman's Hospital

An interdisciplinary continuing education activity for OB/GYNs, MFMs, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, and Nurses. Other interested health care professionals are also invited to attend.

Date/Time: June 9, 2020 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

ZOOM (meeting information will be emailed to registrants)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

1. Identify commonly prescribed medications used to treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders before, during, and after pregnancy.

2. Compare the effects of untreated maternal psychiatric illness to medication exposure using a risk benefit analysis model.

3. Discuss best practices in caring for pregnant patients who take these medications.


Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society to provide continuing education for physicians.

Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

RN’s: 3.0 Contact Hour is awarded to this offering by Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, Provider #19.  You must attend the entire offering and complete the evaluation form to receive the contact hours.

Social Workers: This program was approved for 3.0 Clinical contact hour(s) of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers—Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

 This activity was made possible through a grant from the United Health Foundation as part of the GRACE Program.


Special Needs: If you need special assistance due to a disability recognized by the ADA, please let us know so that we can provide assistance.




Elise Juergens, PhD, RN