Innovative Care for Pregnant Women at Pyramid Healthcare in St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Published On: February 12, 2024|Categories: Addiction Treatment|
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A Holistic Approach to MAT During Pregnancy 

Pyramid Healthcare in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, provides specialized care for pregnant women struggling with substance use disorders. At our facility, pregnant women are able to safely continue medication-assisted treatment (MAT) throughout pregnancy under the careful supervision of our clinical and nursing staff. Pyramid Healthcare’s innovative approach prioritizes the safety and well-being of both the expectant mother and her baby, addressing the complexities of addiction with compassion and expertise. 

MAT for Pregnant Women 

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combines medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders. MAT has been shown to improve patient survival, increase retention in treatment and reduce the risk of transmitting infectious diseases. By continuing MAT during pregnancy, Pyramid Healthcare provides a stable foundation for women to begin their journey to recovery, ensuring that both they and their babies receive the best possible start. 

The Importance of Residential Treatment 

Admitting pregnant women into residential treatment offers a comprehensive level of support that extends beyond MAT. In the residential setting, women can receive continuous care and monitoring, ensuring the health and safety of both the mother and her developing baby. Pyramid Healthcare’s residential treatment program for pregnant women is designed to provide a nurturing environment that addresses not only medical needs but also emotional and psychological support through this critical period. 

Setting the Standard for Care 

By committing to continuing MAT for pregnant women and admitting them into residential treatment, Pyramid Healthcare in St. Mary’s County sets a new standard for addiction treatment. This approach not only underscores the importance of specialized care during pregnancy but also highlights our organization’s dedication to innovative and compassionate treatment solutions.  

Challenging Stigma with Action 

By offering MAT and residential treatment for pregnant women, Pyramid Healthcare challenges the stigma surrounding substance use during pregnancy. This proactive approach helps to break down barriers to treatment, encouraging women to seek the help they need without fear of judgment. It’s a testament to the belief that recovery is possible for everyone, including expectant mothers and their unborn children. 

Pyramid Healthcare’s program in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, is a beacon of hope for pregnant women facing the challenges of substance use disorders. By offering medication-assisted treatment and residential care, the facility ensures that expectant mothers do not have to navigate their recovery journey alone. This comprehensive and compassionate approach not only safeguards the health of the mother and baby but also sets a precedent for the treatment of pregnant women with substance use disorders nationwide. 


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