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Optimizing Pregnancy and Treatment Intervention for Moms 2.0

December 29, 2020


As the Opioid Epidemic continues to affect thousands of women, the goal of this study is to provide prevention activities to pregnant women with opioid use disorder at a rapid rate in the hopes of reducing the harm done to them and their babies.


Study Information

This study is done with 122 women who are 18 years or older, currently pregnant, and have diagnosed opioid use disorder. They will be divided into two groups. Group 1 is the control group, and will not receive intervention beyond standard care. Standard care includes intake with a hospital social worker who will assess the patient’s needs in terms of behavioral, health, and social services. Group 2 will receive the study intervention. This will include 10 sessions over the course of 14 weeks during pregnancy, and an additional 4 sessions over the course of 8 weeks post pregnancy.


Inclusion Criteria: 

  • 18 years or older of age
  • Speaks English
  • Verified to be pregnant
  • Has opioid use disorder as verified by an examination of their medical records
  • Plans to carry the baby to full term


Exclusion Criteria

  • Had a psychotic or manic episode documented in their medical records in the 30 days prior to the study
  • After the 25th week of pregnancy
  • Cannot provide additional contact information of 2 people
  • Cannot provide a reliable phone number
  • Plans to move from the area within 2 months of delivery
  • Not able to provide consent, or not willing to have a legal guardian provide consent
  • There may be other factors as determined by the researchers that preclude the patient from being included in the study



Pennsylvania, US at the Magee Women’s Hospital



University of Utah, University of Pittsburgh

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