A Comprehensive Treatment Model for Pregnant Chemical Users, Infants and Families

  • Ralph S. Iennarella
  • Gay M. Chisum
  • Jill Bianchi


In 1976 the Chemical Dependence Program of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, with the assistance of Prentice Women’s Hospital and Maternity Center, developed a program for expectant mothers, infants and their families. Perinatal Services offers comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care for the pregnant chemical user. This care is the product of a unique arrangement among chemical dependence, psychiatric, medical and educational services. In short, Perinatal Services recognizes the pregnant chemical user as a high-risk patient and provides a broad range of treatment, education and support for the expectant mother and her family.


Expectant Mother Opiate Addiction Developmental Difficulty Northwestern Memorial Hospital Perinatal Service 
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  • Ralph S. Iennarella
  • Gay M. Chisum
  • Jill Bianchi

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