Timing of Methadone Initiation on Perinatal Outcomes Among Pregnant Women

Impact of timing of methadone initiation on perinatal outcomes following delivery among pregnant women on methadone maintenance therapy in Ontario

Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) is used to treat opioid use disorder. In Ontario, MMT is a recommended treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder, yet little is known about the women who use this therapy throughout pregnancy and their outcomes.

This study examined whether timing of methadone initiation for pregnant women impacted outcomes for the mother and baby shortly after delivery.


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