A New Life Prenatal Substance Abuse Treatment
Due to the growing number of prenatal
women presenting with Substance Use
Disorder we have launched a program
to focus on the specific needs of this
population. A structured, comprehensive
program promotes a coordinated,
centralized care approach. By linking
the Midwifery/Obstetric care and more
involved treatment for Substance Use
Disorder we will improve the coordination
of care, the patient experience, ongoing
maternal success and newborn health.
Pregnancy often becomes a time when
women struggling with addiction have
new motivation to address their problems.
Additionally, this population feels
significant shame and lack of community.
Our program is approaching these gaps by
building connections- increased ongoing
support from the medical care team as well
as enhanced peer support.
- Education on various topics related to pregnancy, well-being and infant care
- Group substance misuse counseling session with psychologist
- Social Work support services (housing, transportation)
- Prenatal care visit with Certified Nurse Midwife
- Physician visit for pharmacologic management of opioid dependence
- Healthcare coordination and healthcare follow up by RN coordinator
- Complementary Therapies to support mental health (reiki, craniosacral etc.)
- Referrals to community support services
How do I get started?
Help is only a phone call away.
- Contact Women’s Health to speak with the nurse coordinator. The phone call will consist of a few questions in order to set up an intake visit.
- At the intake visit, you will meet with a nurse to complete a health history and withdrawal assessment.
- Program guidelines will be reviewed and any questions or concerns may be addressed. A visit with the provider will follow.
- When all forms and any laboratory testing is complete, you will plan to attend the following program day.