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Commentary

States Advance New and Enhanced Policies to Improve Care for Pregnant and Postpartum People with SUD and Mental Health Conditions

This commentary explains how substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health conditions are prevalent among pregnant and postpartum people in the United States, and they have far-reaching consequences for the health and well-being of parents and their children. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a heightened need to ensure access to pregnancy-related and behavioral health care for pregnant and postpartum people.