Pregnancy and Addiction

Are you pregnant or do you know someone who is pregnant and struggling with addiction? Drug use during pregnancy is harmful to you and your baby. For mothers, it can cause pre-term labor, miscarriage or stillbirth. For your baby, the effects of drug use include heart defects, infection, low birth rate, and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a syndrome that causes the baby to experience drug withdrawal after birth.

If you are pregnant and using drugs, alcohol or tobacco, it is important for you to talk to a health care provider about your addiction and establish a treatment plan. If you use heroin or opioids, it’s very important to talk to your doctor before quitting, in order to avoid experiencing withdrawals.


You can still have a healthy pregnancy. Moms enrolled in the G.R.A.C.E. program will receive prenatal care at a Lovelace Medical Group clinic, where we offer treatment based on each person’s needs. They will be supported throughout their pregnancy, during their hospital stay for delivery, and in the first weeks after birth. Lovelace’s G.R.A.C.E. program can help moms who are addicted to:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana/pot
  • Meth
  • Opioids/prescription drugs
  • Tobacco

Our goal is to make your pregnancy and delivery as healthy as possible. For more information or schedule an appointment, call 505.727.5000.

Our Services

  • Compassionate care for mom and baby
  • Prenatal services available at three Lovelace Medical Group locations
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use
  • High risk pregnancy consults
  • Case management support
  • Access to Labor of Love, a maternity support program
  • Comprehensive NICU care
  • Community referrals

Our Locations

Lovelace Medical Group – Las Estancias (3900 Las Estancias Court SW)
Lovelace Medical Group at Lovelace Women’s Hospital (4705 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite 301)
Lovelace Medical Group at Lovelace Westside Hospital (10511 Golf Course Rd NW Suite 201)

More Information

If you would like more information about the G.R.A.C.E. program or to make an appointment, please fill out the form below. This information will remain confidential.

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