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Support for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder

EMPOWER is a community-based program serving women with opioid use disorder (OUD) through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Based out of The Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, the program currently services about 30 women and families each year.

EMPOWER partners with the Center for Human Development, a non-profit provider of social and mental health services in western Massachusetts for additional behavioral health services. EMPOWER patients will receive peer counseling from recovery coaches—other women with relevant experience who are in recovery and are trained to work with women with OUD.

Eligible women:

  • Are 18 and older
  • Are pregnant, postpartum or parenting a child less than three years old
  • Have a history of opioid use disorder or overdose

If you're eligible for the program, EMPOWER is here to help lead you through pregnancy and parenting, and to help you gain confidence. We're here to support you through one of life's most challenging and rewarding times: becoming a mom!

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