From the Charleston Daily Mail: “The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation is helping, once again, to improve the lives of babies in West Virginia. The Benedum Foundation has awarded the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership a grant to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of babies born to mothers addicted to drugs during pregnancy. The grant will help care for babies … Read More
Several new reports examine the use of opioids and other pain medications by women of reproductive age and the risks such medications have on pregnancy. Opioid Prescription Claims Among Women of Reproductive Age — United States, 2008-2012 FDA reviews risks of pain meds during pregnancy-2012 Painkiller-addicted babies a painful, costly problem
On November 6 & 7 the WV Perinatal Partnership held its’ annual Summit at the Charleston Marriott Town Center. View the Perinatal Summit 2014 program, presentations, and photos from the awards ceremony.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In a special report on mothers exposing their unborn children to harmful drugs, Eyewitness News takes a look at what is becoming an epidemic in our state. West Virginia ranks at the top when it comes to drug exposed babies. The exact numbers are difficult to pinpoint, but a study four years ago estimated 20 percent of … Read More
More than 75 mothers have received support to combat their drug addiction during their pregnancy in the first year for the Drug-Free Mother Baby Greenbrier Valley program at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center (GVMC). The three-year program and the program case manager are made possible through grants from the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership, the Claude Benedum Worthington Foundation and the West … Read More