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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

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This is a totally preventable syndrome.  It is so sad to see a baby have to go through these symptoms.  I want to know what happens when the baby goes home.

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Cape facing epidemic of drug-addicted newborns

Cape facing epidemic of drug-addicted newborns | Drug dependant moms and newborns | Scoop.it
It's an unexpected problem in the most unexpected place: babies addicted to powerful and illegal drugs when they’re born. 
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Prescription drug abuse hits newborn babies hard - Gainesville Times

Prescription drug abuse hits newborn babies hard - Gainesville Times | Drug dependant moms and newborns | Scoop.it
Prescription drug abuse hits newborn babies hard Gainesville Times The infant is not considered “addicted” to the drug, which speaks to a physical and behavioral state of mind, but experiences withdrawal when the dependency-inducing supply of the...
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How To Save A Newborn Drug Addict - MyNorthwest.com

How To Save A Newborn Drug Addict - MyNorthwest.com | Drug dependant moms and newborns | Scoop.it
MyNorthwest.com How To Save A Newborn Drug Addict MyNorthwest.com Then to tell someone, 'My baby is at PICC because it's withdrawing from drugs.' There's a lot of guilt and they don't want anybody to know that this is something that they've done."...
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Prenatal Exposure to Drugs of Abuse | National Institute on Drug Abuse

Prenatal Exposure to Drugs of Abuse | National Institute on Drug Abuse | Drug dependant moms and newborns | Scoop.it
Drug Abuse among Pregnant Women in the U.S.
Exposure to substances of abuse can affect individuals across the lifespan, starting in utero.
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American Pregnancy Association - Promoting Pregnancy Wellness

American Pregnancy Association - Promoting Pregnancy Wellness | Drug dependant moms and newborns | Scoop.it
Illegal drugs are not safe for the unborn baby or for the mother. Studies have shown that using illegal drugs during pregnancy can lead to complications.
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According to this article, Wisconsin does have laws regarding prenatal drug use.   Termination of parental rights and forced admittance for treatment are two of the possible outcome.  What actually happens is really quite different though.  My source tell me that the baby goes home with the mother without any follow up at all.

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Drug Dependent Babies Born in Tennessee Warn of National Trend - Nashville News

Drug Dependent Babies Born in Tennessee Warn of National Trend - Nashville News | Drug dependant moms and newborns | Scoop.it
'Just flooding us': Tenn.spike in drug-dependent newborns is warning to nation JoNel AlecciaNBC News On an average day, neonatal nurse practitioner Carla Saunders faces two dozen babies born hooked on drugs, infants so sick with the pain of withdrawal...
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Number of babies born with drug addiction rising

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As pointed out Friday by area health officials, drug addiction is affecting newborn babies in the Buffalo Trace Region at alarming rates.
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Mom shares her story to prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - WBIR-TV

Mom shares her story to prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - WBIR-TV | Drug dependant moms and newborns | Scoop.it
Mom shares her story to prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
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You go from being called ma'am to here," Angela said. Angela hopes her experience will take away some of the stigma of being the mother of a baby with NAS.
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