Woman’s Hospital expanding GRACE program to help expecting mothers dealing with opioid addiction

WAFB - The number of babies in Louisiana born addicted to opioids has doubled since 2013, but an innovative program is helping to bring those numbers back down. It’s now expanding to help more moms and babies.

The reason Courtney Saylor gave birth to a healthy baby girl on July 4, but Saylor was not sure if that day would even come.

“I was really sick when I found out I was pregnant. I was probably one of the worst heroin addicts anybody could come across," Saylor said.