thing that a woman can do if she’s taking opioids and learns that she is expecting a baby is to see a doctor and get medication assisted treatment as soon as possible.
Reports from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services show that the rates of newborn babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) have been increasing significantly in the state in recent years — in 2009, a rate of 3.4 cases of NAS per 1,000 births was reported, by 2014 the rate had gone up to 8. Cases of maternal substance use also rose within that period.
Kraege said that Pregnancy2Recovery was developed in reaction to the growing problem of substance abuse among pregnant women.
The addiction treatment program, she said, came to life after several months of demanding work and multipronged efforts to coordinate the resources that would be provided to the women in need.