NAS Services for our Communities


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Services for our Communities

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a group of side effects that can occur when an infant is exposed to certain substances while in the womb. These substances can include things like caffeine, tobacco, certain medications, herbal remedies, and supplements. When a baby is used to being supplied with substances like these while in the womb, withdrawal can occur after the baby is born.

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Many of our prenatal clinics have assisted moms with substance use disorder (SUD). No matter what substances your infant may have been or is exposed to in the womb, we know this situation calls for some additional support.

At Munson Healthcare, we are here for you and your new baby every step of the way during and after the arrival of your little one. It’s our job to provide the best care possible and to treat you with dignity and respect. Munson Healthcare's NAS Services have been created in partnership with the State Opioid Response of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 

You are taking the right steps toward a healthy pregnancy

By seeking treatment and learning more about your new baby’s needs, you are taking the right steps to ensure that your baby is getting the care they need.

Additional steps you can take now

  • Attend as many prenatal visits as possible.
  • Be honest with your doctor about anything you may have taken or may be taking now. This includes prescription drugs, non-prescription or illegal drugs, natural supplements, nicotine, alcohol and THC. Building trust in your care team early is important.
  • Please do not abruptly end medication you may be taking to manage the symptoms for SUD, such as Suboxone, without first speaking with your doctor.
  • Find your resources. There are all kinds of hospital and community resources available to help you on your journey.
  • Ask your nurse about the Eat Sleep Console care model. Munson Healthcare labor and delivery units monitor infant symptoms with easy-to-understand criteria. We want to partner with you to participate in care as much as possible. You can learn ways to help your infant eat, sleep and console, and use these skills to provide special care for your baby after discharge from the hospital.

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

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Are you working with an OB/GYN? Having regular check-ups during your pregnancy is a vital step to ensuring the proper screenings are being done for your baby. Seeing your healthcare provider regulary can help ensure you have the healthiest pregnancy possible. 

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Resources for you and your baby

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Talk to your healthcare provider about which of the below resources work best for you.