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Pregnant & Parenting Women

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We accept Medi-Cal, Medicare, and offer affordable private-pay rates for our perinatal services. Perinatal drug services, also known as perinatal substance abuse services or perinatal addiction treatment, refer to specialized programs and support services tailored to meet the unique needs of pregnant individuals or new mothers who are struggling with substance abuse or addiction. These services aim to promote the health and well-being of both the mother and the unborn or newborn child, addressing the specific challenges and risks associated with substance abuse during the perinatal period.

Center Point DAAC's perinatal program offers transportation that is provided to and from treatment with co-op childcare. You will be provided a nutritious snack and sessions covering topics centered around pregnancy and parenting. These topics include denial management, relapse prevention, coping skills, nutritional education, life skills, and developmental screening for participating children. Clients attend sessions daily Monday – Friday for an average length of 9-12 months.

Here are some key characteristics and components of perinatal treatment services:

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: Perinatal drug services begin with a comprehensive assessment of the pregnant individual's substance use, medical history, mental health, and other factors that may impact treatment. This assessment helps identify the specific needs, risks, and potential complications associated with substance abuse during pregnancy and postpartum.

  2. Prenatal Care and Monitoring: Perinatal drug services emphasize the importance of prenatal care and provide medical monitoring throughout pregnancy. This includes regular check-ups, prenatal screenings, and monitoring the health and development of the baby. Healthcare providers closely monitor the impact of substance use on the pregnancy and make appropriate adjustments to treatment plans to ensure the well-being of both mother and baby.

  3. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Medication-assisted treatment may be a component of perinatal drug services, depending on the specific substance use disorder. Medications approved for use during pregnancy, such as methadone or buprenorphine for opioid use disorder, can be prescribed to manage cravings, reduce withdrawal symptoms, and promote stability during pregnancy.

  4. Individual and Group Counseling: Perinatal drug services incorporate individual counseling and group therapy sessions to address the emotional, psychological, and social aspects of substance abuse and addiction. Therapists and counselors provide support, education, and help individuals develop coping strategies, parenting skills, and relapse prevention techniques specific to the perinatal period.

  5. Collaboration with Healthcare Providers: Perinatal drug services often involve collaboration between addiction specialists, obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians, and other healthcare professionals. This interdisciplinary approach ensures coordinated care, addresses the unique needs of the mother and baby, and promotes a healthy and safe environment for both during and after pregnancy.

  6. Parenting Education and Support: Perinatal drug services provide parenting education and support to help individuals develop the necessary skills and knowledge to care for their newborns. This includes guidance on infant care, breastfeeding support, safe sleeping practices, and creating a nurturing and stable home environment.

  7. Continued Support and Aftercare: Perinatal drug services extend beyond pregnancy and childbirth, providing ongoing support and aftercare to individuals during the postpartum period. This may involve additional counseling, support groups, referrals to community resources, and assistance with the transition to outpatient treatment services for sustained recovery.

 

Perinatal drug services prioritize the health and well-being of both the pregnant individual and their child. By addressing substance abuse during the perinatal period, these services aim to minimize potential risks, promote healthy pregnancies, improve birth outcomes, and support the development of a stable and nurturing environment for the newborn. The focus on integrated care, comprehensive support, and specialized interventions helps pregnant individuals navigate the challenges of substance abuse while ensuring the best possible outcomes for themselves and their babies.

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