Terri, I'm not a peri-natal nurse per se, but have cared for women with pos drug screens and their newborns. I really try to care for the mothers at their level, though it can be difficult to be loving. It's the babies I feel so bad for, as far as their potential futures.
Have you heard of the nursing theory "modeling and role-modeling" by Helen Erickson? The theory involves understanding the client's world from THEIR perspective, then using nursing science and art to promote their health. Please visit my question here at "Nursing Educators" and respond there. . . I need this for a class in a MSN program. Thanks a lot!!