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.

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.

 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