Spectrum of Substances in Pregnancy

GRACE Speaker Series: Spectrum of Substances in Pregnancy

Presenter: Dr. Louis Cataldie, Addictionologist, the Cataldie Clinic

An interdisciplinary continuing education offering for OB/GYNs, MFMs, Social Workers, and Nurses. Other interested health care providers are also invited to attend.

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

1. Identify a variety of addictive substances that, when used during pregnancy, can have a negative impact on mother and/or baby.

2. Describe the mechanisms of action of select substances in the body and the long-term effects of unauthorized substance use in pregnancy.

3. Discuss treatment plans for a pregnant patient who uses drugs and long-term effects of the MAT harm reduction strategy.


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