Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Medically Assisted Therapy
The use of opioids and some anti-depressants during pregnancy can result in a drug withdrawal syndrome in newborns called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). NAS causes lengthy and costly hospital stays and lingering health problems for the newborn. NAS in babies may be easier to treat for babies whose moms get medically assisted therapy (MAT) during pregnancy. Join us as we discuss NAS and how medically assisted therapy plays apart in healthier outcomes for newborns and their mothers.