Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome & Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a group of conditions caused when a baby withdraws from certain drugs he or she is exposed to in the womb before birth. Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) is caused by drugs called opioids.

If you're pregnant and taking opioids, below are some brochures to help you understand what you and your baby will be facing and how to care for them.

whatIsNAS   What is neonatal abstinence syndrome? [PDF]
 BabyCareNAS  Caring for your baby with NAS [PDF]
 PregMethBupren  Pregnancy, Methadone and Buprenorphine [PDF]

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