New Beginnings is a program to promote education and support for pregnant and postpartum women in recovery from opioid use. Here at Cooley Dickinson Women’s Health, we want to partner with you to improve health outcomes for you and your baby.

Who is eligible:

Pregnant and postpartum women (up to 1 year postpartum) in recovery from opioid use. We will primarily be focusing on women who are earlier in recovery (less than one year sober) and women who are on medication-assisted treatment (Subutex and methadone) during their pregnancy. However, any woman with a history of opioid use who feels like they would benefit from either group is welcome to join. To be eligible while you are pregnant, you must be a patient with Cooley Dickinson Women’s Health. The postpartum group is open to all regardless of where you delivered.

Topics will include the following and more:

•Discomforts of pregnancy & comfort measures
•Stress management & relapse prevention
•Nutrition during pregnancy
•Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (neonatal withdrawal) – expectations, scoring system, and how to soothe a baby with withdrawal symptoms
•Labor & birth
•Postpartum planning
•What to expect from Social Work/DCF
•Breastfeeding and newborn care

Session Schedules:

Pregnancy: Session dates determined at the time of enrollment. Hours: noon – 2 pm

Postpartum: Every Tuesday 2:30 – 3:30 pm, click here for virtual support group:

Groups are confidential and led by a midwife and a co-facilitator.

To Enroll:

Contact Amy Walker (Nurse Midwife) at 413-586-9866, ext. 3690 or speak to your doctor or midwife at Cooley Dickinson Women’s Health.

When July 6, 2021
2:30 pm