Maternal Addiction and Recovery Program
Our program combines prenatal and postpartum care with addiction treatment for women facing the double challenge of pregnancy and recovery in Middle Tennessee. Here you’ll receive the care you need, all in one place. We treat you with dignity and compassion. We help you achieve a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby and a sustained recovery.
Meet Your Care Team
- Acute Outpatient Illnesses, General Pediatrics, Medical Home Continuity of Care, Neonatal Drug Withdrawal, Neonatology, Newborn Medicine, Pediatric General Pediatrics
- Contraception, General Gynecology, General Obstetrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Well Woman Care
- Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Contraception, Drug Dependency in Pregnancy, General Obstetrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Well Woman Care
- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Contraception, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Sexual Dysfunction, Well Woman Care
Why Choose Maternal Addiction and Recovery Program at Vanderbilt
- Experienced doctors
Our specialists are specifically trained to care for pregnant women who are undergoing treatment for addiction. All doctors in our program are authorized to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction.
- Specialized care
Many patients qualify for our Firefly program, a new program that seeks to improve care for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder and their infants, who are covered by Medicaid. Firefly is a partnership between VUMC, TennCare and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. If a patient qualifies for the Firefly program through the state, their care is state-funded, and patients will not receive a bill.
- Team approach
We offer care from many specialists, including OB-GYNs, psychiatrists and addiction counselors, in one place. We partner with Team HOPE, which cares for new mothers and infants exposed to opioids. If appropriate, we can also refer you to Recover Together, a program that helps pregnant women prepare for parenting while dealing with the stresses of pregnancy and recovery.
Each patient is paired with a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, a woman in recovery with lived experience who helps patients navigate their recovery journey. Peers connect with patients weekly to provide support and assistance. Additionally, patients have the opportunity to connect with peers in free weekly group therapeutic sessions, either in-person or online.
- Personalized care
Recovery looks different for each woman, and so does pregnancy. We work with you to create a care plan that’s right for you.
- Clinical trials
As the only academic medical center in Middle Tennessee, we offer our patients the chance to participate in studies of new treatments for substance abuse disorders, and new strategies for treating women who are pregnant during recovery. You may have access to new treatments before they’re widely available elsewhere.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including: