Focus Area: Substance Misuse
Substance misuse and abuse often have long-reaching effects for both mothers and babies
Substance abuse and misuse, from smoking and consuming alcohol to opioid use during pregnancy, put both mother and baby at risk before and after birth – including the far-reaching effects of premature birth, birth defects, neonatal abstinence syndrome, development delays and other factors in infant health and mortality.
Bootheel Babies & Families brings together regional healthcare providers, including hospitals, pediatricians, obstetricians, primary care physicians and substance abuse treatment providers, to collaborate and provide support for expectant and new moms.
Explore what Bootheel Babies & Families is doing to address these causes in six Bootheel counties.
*NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
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