Photo courtesy of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center The first baby has been born to a patient treated by Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center's Maternal Opioid Stabilization (MOMS) program. He is pictured in a onesie that reads, "I'm proof that miracles happen."

Photo courtesy of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center

The first baby has been born to a patient treated by Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center's Maternal Opioid Stabilization (MOMS) program. He is pictured in a onesie that reads, "I'm proof that miracles happen."

Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center welcomed the first baby born to a patient of the Maternal Opioid Medical Stabilization (MOMS) program last week.

The mother, who is remaining anonymous, gave birth to a healthy baby boy last Wednesday thanks to her seeking out treatment from the MOMS program for her opioid addiction.

Jessica Embry, Addiction Services Director for TLRMC, said the 27-year-old mother has cooperated fully with the program and missed no appointments during her treatment. As a result, the baby boy was born healthy with no symptoms of opioid withdrawal and is able to go home with his mother.

"Everyone is just over the moon," said Embry. "Staff from all over the hospital is coming together to support her."

Hospital officials hope this will be the first of many babies to be born healthy who may not have otherwise thanks to the MOMS program.

"Moms, get help now so you get to keep your baby when it's delivered," Embry said.

Between the MOMS program and TLRMC's Medical Stabilization Program, the Leitchfield hospital has treated around 300 patients suffering from addictions so far, but the work will not stop there, according to Embry.

The hospital is looking to open a hepatitis C clinic in the near future, as well, she said.

Additionally, Embry said these programs have helped positively change the point of view surrounding treating patients with addictions. Previously, some reactions had been fearful because these types of treatments had never been done before locally.

For more information about the MOMS program, call 270-200-4477 or email Embry at embryj@tlrmc.com.