First lady Melania Trump is traveling to Philadelphia on Wednesday to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb.
Melania is being joined on her visit to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
The hospital has provided care to mothers with opioid use disorder and their newborn children for more than 45 years.
Melania also plans to tour a neonatal intensive care nursery and speak at a U.S. health department conference on a new system that tracks infants suffering from opiate withdrawal.
The first lady’s visit is one of the stops she’s making to promote her “Be Best” campaign, which focuses on major issues affecting children, including the importance of healthy pregnancies.
In July, Melania hit the road for her campaign and visited babies in Nashville, Tennessee who were dependent on drugs. She gave big hugs, plyed with toys, and blew bubbles with the children.
The first lady used her visit as an opportunity to ask how she can be a role model for the mother experiencing drug addictions, and she also visited other children in the hospital being treated for serious conditions.
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Melania hopes to use her campaign to educate at-risk Americans on these serious issues facing children.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.