A Sweet Reminder this Valentine’s Day to LOVE YOUR BABY… LOVE YOURSELF BY GETTING HELP


Valentine’s Day is one of the days of the year when love is truly in the air. New romances may blossom and longtime lovers take the time to reminisce about that first special glance and spark of romance that would blossom into love, marriage, and a family.

However, on this Valentine’s Day, Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers wants to bring focus to the love and special bond formed between a pregnant mom and her unborn baby. Perhaps this quote from an unknown author says it best, “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”

But pregnant women who are dealing with their pregnancy and addiction to alcohol and/or drugs face overwhelming obstacles. The impact their addiction alone makes their lives unmanageable – and it is compounded with the physical destruction being thrust upon their unborn baby.

Retreat is taking this Valentine’s Day to remind pregnant women they are not alone in their addiction or with their pregnancy, and Retreat is here to help.

The facts are real.

Women who drink during pregnancy produce a lifetime of effects on their children and their families, as well as place a substantial financial burden on society at large.

  • In the United States, it costs approximately $2 million for a lifetime of services for an individual with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), and the cumulative expenditures are in the range of $4 billion per year (Lupton, Burd & Harwood, 2004).
  • The U.S. surgeon general, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Obstetricians have concluded that there is no safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy and that the prevention of AEP is a public health priority (Adams et al., 2002; American Academy of Pediatrics, 2000).
  • Although many women reduce their alcohol use once they know they are pregnant, almost one half of all U.S. pregnancies are unplanned (Finer & Henshaw, 2006). In addition, a large proportion of women do not realize they are pregnant until well into the first trimester, a critical time for fetal development (Floyd, Decouflé & Hungerford, 1999).
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; 2004, 2009) found that pregnant women most likely to report any alcohol use were: 35- 44 years of age, college graduates, employed, and unmarried.  Other researchers have found comparable findings, such as Ethen et al. (2009) who found that drinking alcohol during pregnancy increased with age, from 19.0% among women less than 20 years of age to 37.2% among women aged 35 years and older.

Get Help Now.

Retreat can help you love your baby and yourself by getting you the help you need now. It is one of the only treatment centers in the United States that offers a program specifically designed for pregnant moms-to-be who are dealing with the challenges of alcohol and drug dependency while pregnant.  Your needs as a mom-to-be are unique to you and your unborn child. If you are pregnant and suffering from addiction, your need for help increases exponentially.

Retreat’s full-time Obstetrics-Gynecologist, Dr. Kristi Dively, develops customized treatment programs specifically for you and your pregnancy. Moms-to-be have an entire team assisting with their unique physical, spiritual, and emotional needs while Dr. Dively provides medical support for the mother and her unborn child.

With a team dedicated to you, the Retreat’s program for pregnant women will give you the life-saving, life-changing recovery tools you need to learn to love your baby by getting yourself healthy.

Life-Saving, Love-Giving Gift

Retreat will also help you love yourself and your family through their life-saving family education program. If your daughter, wife, sister, partner, etc. is pregnant and struggling with addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, help is just a phone call or a click away. Through education, we can provide you specific information on impact of addiction to help your family, your loved one who needs help, and help her unborn baby.

  • Learn more by calling Retreat’s 24/7 HELPLINE at (866) 470-8161
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We treat the entire woman at Retreat, and her loved ones can be actively involved in the life-changing gift of helping her to love her baby and herself by getting help.