Community Rounds
May 4, 2022

Pregnancy, Parenting, And Substance Use: Stigma, Fear and a Call for Improved Messaging to our Families

Marjorie C. Meyer, MD

Our speaker is Marjorie Meyer, MD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UVM Larner College of Medicine. This presentation covers unique barriers that people with opioid use disorder face when pregnant and parenting.

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn about the stigma pregnant people with substance use face in medical facilities
  2. Identify barriers unique to patients living in rural communities
  3. Consider different interventions for reducing community stigma
  4. Discuss ways to reduce self-stigma and increase help-seeking behaviors


Marjorie Meyer

Marjorie C. Meyer, MD

Dr. Meyer is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, where she is Vice Chair for Obstetrics, the Division Director for Maternal Fetal Medicine, and the Medical Director for the Birthing Center. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the subspecialty of Maternal Fetal Medicine (high risk pregnancy). She oversees the collaborative, multidisciplinary group of providers for the treatment of opioid use disorder during pregnancy and works closely with the state to develop clinical processes for optimization and coordination of care for all medically complicated, high-risk pregnancies.