Perinatal Hope: A Pregnancy and Substance Use Disorder Program  

Whether you're taking the first steps toward your recovery or are in need of extra support during your pregnancy, AHN's Perinatal Hope Program is here to help.  We provide a safe space for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorder to get the care they need.

Reach out to the Perinatal Hope Program today by calling (412) 578-5575. You can also request a call from us and someone will reach out to you soon. 

About the Perinatal Hope Program

Know this — we’re here to help, not to judge. Wherever you are in your recovery, the Perinatal Hope Program can give you the support you need to care for yourself and your baby.

Here’s all that the program offers:

  • All-in-one appointments: You'll receive regular prenatal appointments during your pregnancy and postpartum visits after delivery.  Your appointments with us can occur in the same place, on the same day.
  • Drug and alcohol counseling: Counseling is offered both on-site and virtually through our partnership with POWER, the Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery.  Individual and group sessions help teach you skills to support your recovery.
  • Group support: Our moms will have the opportunity to learn together. You’ll hear from experts on topics like breastfeeding, infant safety and healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Hepatitis C: During pregnancy, all moms are tested for Hepatitis C, or HCV.  If you test positive, we can help manage your HCV treatment after delivery.
  • Medication for opioid use: If appropriate, we can prescribe you medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) or refer you to a methadone clinic. The Perinatal Hope Program is a Center of Excellence for Opioid Use Disorders.
  • Specialist connections: You may have what’s called a high-risk pregnancy, which means you’ll need extra special care. We can connect you to specialists who will provide the highest levels of care to you and your baby.  
  • Post-pregnancy services: We'll continue to support your recovery after your baby is born.  We can connect you to resources such as counseling services, primary care doctors, and pediatricians to help you and your baby stay healthy.


Specialized care for your baby

Substances used while pregnant can be passed to your baby.  After delivery, this can cause a condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS. Babies with NAS may need specialized care to handle withdrawal symptoms.

AHN is equipped to provide specialized support for your new baby. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Fast treatment: We’ll closely monitor your baby for five days after delivery and look for signs of NAS. We encourage you to stay at the hospital during that time to bond with your infant and get used to breastfeeding. If your baby does show signs of withdrawal, we’ll start treatment immediately. 
  • Specialized care: For babies that need extra special attention, you’ll have access to the highest-levels of medical care in our neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Learn more about our NICUs.


AHN is here to provide support and care for all of life’s ups and downs. Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 to make an appointment with another health specialist. 


You are not alone

Opioid use disorder (OUD) continues to grow in the United States. Around 2.1 million people struggle with OUD* and the number of pregnant women affected has quadrupled over the last two decades.** If you’re facing these challenges, know that we are here to help you and your baby. 


Contact us

Remember, hope begins the moment you ask for help. Reach out to AHN to get the help and support you need to care for yourself and your baby. (412) 578-5575 or request for us to call you.


Find us

We have multiple locations in western Pennsylvania, making it easier to get the care you need:


Premier Women's Health
103 Pleasant Drive
Aliquippa, PA 15001


Northern Regional OB-GYN
125 Emeryville Drive, Suite 110
Cranberry Township, PA 16066


North Coast OB-GYN
2315 Myrtle Street, Suite G30
Erie, PA 16502
(814) 452-5342

Jefferson Hills

Jefferson Women’s Health Midwives
575 Coal Valley Road, Suite 209A
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025


Forbes Hospital
Forbes Family Medicine
2550 Mosside Blvd., Suite 500
Monroeville, PA 15146

Natrona Heights

Century Medical Associates
3063 Freeport Road C
Natrona Heights, PA 15065

Pittsburgh - Bloomfield

West Penn Multispecialty OB-GYN
4815 Liberty Ave, Suite GR50
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Pittsburgh – Northside

Allegheny Women’s Health
1307 Federal Street, Suite B201
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Jefferson Women's Health
97 Delaware Ave
Uniontown, PA 15401


Williams AR, Nunes EV, Bisaga A, et al. Developing an opioid use disorder treatment cascade: A review of quality measures [published correction appears in J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 Sep;92:99]. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018; 91: 57–68. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2018.06.001


Haight SC, Ko JY, Tong VT, Bohm MK, Callaghan WM. Opioid Use Disorder Documented at Delivery Hospitalization — United States, 1999–2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018; 67: 845–849. DOI: icon. Downloaded August 14, 2019. 


PA Media Group: PennLive. Rate of opioid use and other drug use soars among pregnant women in Pa. Updated Dec 11, 2018; Posted Dec 11, 2018. Downloaded August 14, 2019.

NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse)