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Plans of Safe Care for Expectant Mothers

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If you or your baby have been impacted by substance use during your pregnancy, you may have to create a Plan of Safe Care before you leave the hospital. A Plan of Safe Care ensures that you and your baby have the resources you both need to be safe and healthy and will include:

  • Your baby’s safety and treatment needs
  • Your health and treatment needs
  • The treatment needs of anyone who lives with you and who will help care for your baby (ex: the father, boyfriend, grandparents, roommate, etc.).

If you have questions about Plans of Safe Care, creating one, or access to substance use treatment, please contact your local Child Welfare office and request to speak with the intake department. To find your local Child Welfare office, please click here.

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Behavioral Health Treatment

Help Me Grow Referral

Medicaid Providers

Ohio Family and Children First

1-833-9-HELP4MOMS – National Maternal Mental Health Hotline | MCHB (hrsa.gov)

Resources for Expectant Mothers

About Opioid Use During Pregnancy | CDC

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding FAQs

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): A Guide for Families

Ohio's Maternal Opiate Medical Support Program (MOMS)

Pocket Guide for Providers Serving Expectant Mothers with Substance Use Disorders

Substance Misuse and Pregnancy: Important Information for Expectant Mothers

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