Substance use disorders can cause serious problems for both a pregnant woman and her baby. Home visitors are in a unique position to identify substance use disorders among pregnant women. They can also connect expectant mothers to community resources, creating better health outcomes for the mother and her baby. Use this information to explore substance use disorders among pregnant women. Learn talking points to use during a home visit and find resources to support the expectant family.
Resources for Families
Women who take opioid pain medications should be aware of the possible risks during pregnancy. Explore these resources to learn more.
Explore these handouts to supplement your knowledge about substance use disorders among pregnant women.
Pregnancy can be an exciting time for expectant mothers. Knowing the facts about drugs and pregnancy can help expectant mothers take good care of themselves and give their babies a healthy start in life. Home visitors can use this infographic to guide expectant mothers through dispelling common myths.
Every family wants a healthy baby. Avoiding drugs during pregnancy can help keep mom and baby healthy and safe. Use this infographic to guide conversations with families through the effects of substance misuse during pregnancy.
Use these two companion tri-fold brochures to alert women, their families, and friends to the symptoms and seriousness of depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy. Find information for how to get help and treatment.
This webinar defines FASDs and helps Head Start and Early Head Start staff learn how to talk to families about the use of alcohol during pregnancy.
Home visitors can review this resource before their home visits to increase their knowledge about substance use disorders among pregnant women.
Use this resource to gather key messages, tips, and conversation starters for talking with expectant families about substance use during home visits.
This interactive activity will give home visitors a chance to walk through a home visit. Explore how to talk to an expectant family about substance use disorders, including opioids.
This discussion guide supports Healthy Start and home visiting staff with facilitation of a group dialogue on opioid and other substance use among pregnant women. It provides context and an introductory overview of this issue.
Where we live, work, and play and pray are significant to our well-being. These personal and environmental factors, known as social determinants of health, impact our behavior and health outcomes, including substance use during pregnancy. In this infographic, we outline the social determinants of substance use disorders during pregnancy that are found in several tribal communities.
Substance misuse can be dangerous for pregnant women and their babies. Explore this infographic to learn about opioids and how they affect an expectant mother and her baby.
Home visitors play a special role in ensuring the health and well-being of pregnant women and babies. Use this tip sheet to learn conversation starters and build trust with families.
Last Updated: May 18, 2022