Children & Family Services: Prenatal Services
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Healthy Babies, Healthy Moms

Pregnant women receive priority admission to residential treatment at Willamette Family. This insures that they obtain prenatal care while they participate in substance addiction treatment. When the baby is born, they continue to reside together at our treatment center where an array of parenting and support services are provided. The health of both the infant and mom remain key focal points throughout their stay in residential treatment.

During their pregnancy, moms participate in parenting groups that teach them about their child’s developmental stages and what to expect as their child grows. The focus is on the baby and it’s needs, and on how mom can strengthen that essential bond with her newborn. Classes provided by the Infant Mental Health Program through the University of Oregon augment existing Willamette Family parenting classes including the “I Love My Baby!” curriculum.

Babies whose mothers were in treatment when their children were born do not need to be treated for detoxification at the hospital. This process is not only cost-effective, but also keeps families together and children out of foster care.

If you are pregnant, no amount of alcohol or substances is safe for your baby. All substance use results in direct transfer to the unborn child, and can result in lifelong difficulties.

 

Additional information:

National Institute of Drug Abuse
http://www.drugabuse.gov/consequences/prenatal/

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/DrinkingPregnancy_
HTML/pregnancy.htm

 

If you are pregnant and need alcohol and/or drug treatment
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Contact Information:

Women's Program: (541) 343-2993

 

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