Here is a great article from the Recorder by writer Kathleen McKiernan about the work we do at The Recover Project.

GREENFIELD — In the first half of 2014, some 7 percent of patients at The Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center were affected by substance abuse during their pregnancies — a 2 percent increase from 2013, according to Assistant Nurse Manager Linda Jablonski.

In 2013, of the 460 babies delivered on the maternity ward, 22 required close observation for possible drug exposure in the womb and seven needed treatment in the form of morphine to ease withdrawal, according to Jablonski.

Substance abuse is a problem affecting many in Franklin County — including its new mothers. Continue Reading Article at The Recorder