Substance misuse can cause serious problems for both a pregnant woman and her baby. Home visitors are in a unique position to identify substance misuse 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 misuse among pregnant women. Learn talking points to use during a home visit, and find resources to support the expectant family.
Home visitors can review this resource before their home visits to increase their knowledge about substance misuse among pregnant women.
Use this resource to gather key messages, tips, and conversation starters for talking with expectant families about substance misuse during home visits.
Explore these handouts to supplement your knowledge about substance misuse among pregnant women.
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 misuse, including opioids.
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.
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: August 8, 2019