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“ADHD, Pregnancy, and Motherhood: A Practical Guide for Hopeful Parents” [Video Replay & Podcast #454]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#454), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on May 11, 2023.

Episode Description

Pregnancy is magical and excruciating. Exciting and overwhelming. Demanding and the calm before the storm.

This is true for most people who experience pregnancy, but it’s doubly true for those with ADHD, roughly 96% of whom cease taking stimulant medication while pregnant and nursing. On top of that, the new and unrelenting demands of caring for an infant, while experiencing changing hormone levels and disrupted sleep, can amplify ADHD symptoms and bring a new level of difficulty to daily functioning.

For women who discontinued ADHD medication use during pregnancy, in particular, coping with raw emotions, a new routine, and a new baby may feel next to impossible and lead to comorbid anxiety and depression. It is important for clinicians treating perinatal women with ADHD to consider the benefits and risk of stimulant use in this critical time of transition.

In this webinar, women, partners, and professionals will learn:

  • About the intersection of ADHD symptoms and neurobiology in perinatal women during and after pregnancy
  • About the risk analysis of stimulant use versus discontinuation in pregnancy and postpartum
  • How to anticipate the demands of early motherhood and risk for depression and anxiety in women with ADHD
  • About the impact of hormones on ADHD throughout the lifespan, and the interplay with medication

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on May 11, 2023, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Allison Baker, M.D., is a clinician, researcher, and educator with the Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, with an appointment at Harvard Medical School. She has expertise in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, adolescent mood disorders, and perinatal psychiatry. Dr. Baker frequently lectures and leads workshops on a variety of topics in child and perinatal psychiatry.

Dr. Baker received her medical degree from the University of Virginia, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for her excellence in scholarship and professionalism. She completed her residency in general psychiatry at Columbia University, serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Baker trained in child and adolescent psychiatry at the combined program of Columbia and Cornell Universities. Dr. Baker then served on the faculty at Columbia University Medical Center and was a Senior Pediatric Psychopharmacologist at The Child Mind Institute before moving to Boston.

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