Tag Archives: Women

Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Bipolar Disorder

In treating pregnant women with mood or anxiety disorders, we tend to focus primarily on the reproductive safety of psychotropic medications; however, it must be recognized that withholding or withdrawing pharmacologic treatment for depression or anxiety during pregnancy may carry some degree of risk. Untreated psychiatric illness in the mother cannot be considered a benign… Read More »

North Dakota women could buy marijuana-infused ‘inserts’ for menstrual pain if recreational measure passes

North Dakota residents are voting to legalize recreational marijuana in November. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) If North Dakota residents vote to next month to legalize recreational marijuana, women in the state could be able to purchase an unusual item that’s said relieve menstrual-related pain: cannabis-infused inserts. A company called Foria, which makes cannabis-infused inserts, or… Read More »

Marijuana Use More Common in Pregnant Women with Morning Sickness

A recent article published in JAMA Internal Medicine raises concerns regarding the increasing use of marijuana in pregnant women.  According to data derived from two small surveys, women reported using marijuana to alleviate morning sickness, also known as nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP).  An epidemiologic study carried out in Hawaii, 4735 pregnant women (2009-2011)… Read More »