The news iS filled with information about babies exposed to prenatal drugs 

There is great hope for these little ones with the proper care and

nurturing. Read on to learn more.

 
 
"Babies exposed to narcotics while their mothers are pregnant experience vomiting, diarrhea, shaking and even seizures after birth, and they cry inconsolably as a result. These are the side effects of neonatal abstinence syndrome or NAS — the clinical term for an infant withdrawing from narcotic substances — which has increased by 235% from 2008 to 2014, and 27% since 2013, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services."   By Claire Cleveland |   Cronkite News   Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

"Babies exposed to narcotics while their mothers are pregnant experience vomiting, diarrhea, shaking and even seizures after birth, and they cry inconsolably as a result. These are the side effects of neonatal abstinence syndrome or NAS — the clinical term for an infant withdrawing from narcotic substances — which has increased by 235% from 2008 to 2014, and 27% since 2013, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services."

By Claire Cleveland | Cronkite News

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

As more pregnant women use heroin, meth, other drugs, more babies suffer the consequences.

 
"In Arizona, the rate of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome has increased more than 218 percent between 2008 and 2014, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)"  • Hospital NICU's are equipped to deal with severe medical issues and not drug exposed babies.  • Cost for a NAS baby is around $4,000 per day with an average stay of 17 days  • We can help babies not to suffer as they are helped to heal

"In Arizona, the rate of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome has increased more than 218 percent between 2008 and 2014, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)"

• Hospital NICU's are equipped to deal with severe medical issues and not drug exposed babies.

• Cost for a NAS baby is around $4,000 per day with an average stay of 17 days

• We can help babies not to suffer as they are helped to heal

Babies Suffering with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

 
"Neonatal abstinence syndrome (also called NAS) is a group of conditions caused when a baby withdraws from certain drugs he’s exposed to in the womb before birth. NAS is most often caused when a woman takes drugs called opioids during pregnancy." https://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-(nas).aspx March of Dimes

"Neonatal abstinence syndrome (also called NAS) is a group of conditions caused when a baby withdraws from certain drugs he’s exposed to in the womb before birth. NAS is most often caused when a woman takes drugs called opioids during pregnancy." https://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-(nas).aspx March of Dimes

 

Babies Suffering from Drug Exposure on the Rise

"Opioid deaths in Arizona nearly doubled over the past ten years. The number of babies born exposed to opioids grew more than twice as fast. In Arizona, the number of infants born with opioid withdrawal symptoms has increased almost five-fold during roughly the same period, going from 15 cases per 10,000 births in 2008, to 73 per 10,000 births in 2016."     Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

What is NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome)

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