Baby Steps Program

We know you want the very best for your baby! No matter where you are in your journey, we understand the unique challenges you face during pregnancy and as you begin caring for your baby while working to maintain recovery. The goals of the Baby Steps Program are to support sustained recovery, decrease Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) or Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in newborns, and promote and support parenting in the first two years. Take a step today and call us to speak with one of our Baby Steps nurses.

Helping you reach your goals.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Baby Steps Program specializes in working with pregnant women and new mothers that used substances during their pregnancy. Our team of nurses and peer support specialists will work closely with you to develop a trusting relationship and help with:

  • Finding treatment, resources and support groups.
  • Information about being healthy for you and your baby.
  • Inpatient treatment to start medication-assisted treatment for pregnant women greater than 24 weeks in pregnancy and supporting outpatient treatment programs as well.
  • Establishing and continuing OB care.
  • 12-step meetings for pregnant/parenting women in medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
  • Education to better understand the risks of newborn withdrawal and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
  • Supporting you, and your family, to care for your baby while in the hospital and when you go home.

We Are Right Here When You are Ready to Take a Step.

We understand the challenges a pregnant woman can face when she is struggling with substance abuse. This can be a very scary time because you don’t know if it’s safe to stop using the drugs, who you can trust, and you may fear legal problems or even losing your baby. Perhaps you feel hopeless and confused. Call us for help.