Talking Point: Methamphetamines in pregnancy - clinical care to improve survival, engagement and attachment with Elvira Earthstar, on 29th May 2024


Elvira will also highlight the possibilities for parents to initiate and sustain change during pregnancy and early parenting, and the importance of a trusted care team. Drawing on DOHaD (Developmental Origins of Health and Disease) and epigenetic theories, this webinar will demonstrate how addressing substance use in pregnancy can change the life trajectories of this generation and the next.
This presentation will provide participants with the opportunity to:
  • Develop an understanding of pregnancy physiology for mother and baby, and the impact methamphetamines can have on both.
  • Learn about the importance of the first thousand days of development (conception until age 2), and the enormous potential of supporting at risk and vulnerable families at this time.

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About the presenter

Elvira Earthstar is a Clinical Midwife Consultant with the Women’s Alcohol and Drug Service. Elvira provides midwifery care to women with complex substance use during their pregnancies, with the aim of improving outcomes for mother, baby and the broader community. Working from a trauma-aware, strengths-based position, Elvira translates research and practise wisdom into pregnancy care that makes a difference for some of our community’s most vulnerable mothers and infants.