Know this — we’re here to help, not to judge. When you participate in the Perinatal Hope Program, you’ll get the treatment you need to care for yourself and your child within a safe, judgement-free space. We’ll help you overcome the addiction to opioids, alcohol, smoking, or any other type of drug and give you support to ensure you and your baby remain together.
Here’s all that the program offers:
If you’re struggling with a substance use disorder while pregnant, that substance will get passed to your baby. In that case, your baby may have a condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS. Babies with NAS may need specialized care to handle withdrawal symptoms, which include tremors, seizures, or difficulty breathing or feeding.
AHN will provide specialized support through those first few days of life and will continue to do until your child reaches age 3. Here’s what you can expect:
Maybe you’re dealing with anxiety or another mental health issue, or maybe adapting to motherhood has been hard and you’re experiencing postpartum depression. 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.
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.
We have multiple locations in western Pennsylvania, making it easier to get the care you need:
Forbes Family Medicine
2550 Mosside Blvd., Suite 500
Monroeville, PA 15146
Jefferson Women’s Health
575 Coal Valley Road, Suite 209A
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
West Penn Hospital
5140 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Allegheny Women’s Health
1307 Federal Street, Suite B201
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Century Medical Associates – Natrona Heights
3063 Freeport Road C
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
97 Delaware Ave
Uniontown, PA 15401
Learn about Erie’s Growing Hope program or call (814) 452-5273.
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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. https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/12/rate-of-opioid-useand-other-drug-use-soarsamong-pregnant-women-in-pa.html. Downloaded August 14, 2019.
NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse) https://www.drugabuse.gov/opioid-summariesby-state/pennsylvania-opioid-summary