Tag: NAS

What’s best for you is also best for your baby

What’s best for you is also best for your baby

Each year in the United States, about 1 in 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Birth defects are health conditions that are present at birth. T ...
Preventing neonatal abstinence syndrome in your baby

Preventing neonatal abstinence syndrome in your baby

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 wom ...
Treating for Two: Medication safety before and during pregnancy

Treating for Two: Medication safety before and during pregnancy

  During National Women’s Health Week this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center on Birth Defects and ...
Prescription opioids and breastfeeding

Prescription opioids and breastfeeding

Prescription opioids are medicines used to relieve pain your health care provider may prescribe if you’ve been injured or had surgery or dental wo ...

Neonatal abstinence syndrome

“The March of Dimes has made it a priority to help and support women and infants affected by opioid use and other substance use disorders,” says Stace ...
Caring for your sick baby

Caring for your sick baby

Recently, one of our health education specialists received an email from a new mom asking what she should do for her four month old daughter who was c ...