Geisinger Launches Program to Aid Recovering Pregnant Mothers

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Hoping to mitigate the impact of opioid use during pregnancy, Geisinger's Steele Institute for Health Innovation is launching Free2BMom, a new care delivery program to help mothers and their newborns through recovery with social support and other services.

Hoping to mitigate the impact of opioid use during pregnancy, Geisinger's Steele Institute for Health Innovation is launching Free2BMom, a new care delivery program to help mothers and their newborns through recovery with social support and other services. The program will enroll 50 expectant mothers in Luzerne County first its first year, with a care team consisting of a peer recovery specialist, obstetrician/gynecologist, pediatrician, social worker, addiction medicine specialist, and behavior health specialist.

Through the program, Geisinger will collaborate with community organizations to help patients with health and social needs, including transportation, job training, legal service, nutrition, and exercise. It will be available to all pregnant women or those who have recently given birth and are enrolled in medication-assisted treatment, regardless of their ability to pay. Read more about the program.