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Embracing substance exposed babies and their caregivers with compassionate, evidence-based care that changes the course of their entire lives

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Every Baby Deserves a Chance for a Healthy Start

We are committed to creating a trauma-informed environment which includes using trauma sensitive language and proper terminology to foster inclusion, empowerment, trust, and empathy

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Our Mission

We embrace substance exposed babies and their caregivers with compassionate, evidence-based care that changes the course of their entire lives

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Hushabye Nursery could not continue to deliver the innovative level of care we provide babies experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and families without your support

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Recovery for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
Infants and Families

Hushabye Nursery provides a therapeutic and inviting environment of short-term medical care to infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and their families. We offer non-judgmental support, education and counseling to families in a cost-effective manner.

our programs

PROGRAMS

  • HOPPE PROGRAM
  • INPATIENT NURSERY SERVICES
  • OUTPATIENT THERAPY SERVICES
  • EDUCATION

agency referral

AGENCY REFERRALS

Information for hospital administrators, physicians, behavioral, and government agencies

testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

Read some of our volunteer testimonials. More Cuddlers, Admin, and Family Support Individuals Needed!

programs

PROGRAMS

  • PRENATAL & POST PARTUM SUPPORT
  • INPATIENT NURSERY SERVICES
  • OUTPATIENT THERAPY SERVICES
  • HOPPE CLASSES FOR CAREGIVERS

agency referral

REFERRALS

Please support Hushabye Nursery. All contributions make an incredible impact on our families.

testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

Hushabye Nursery is looking for more volunteers to add to our team! Cuddlers, Admin, and Family Support Individuals Needed!

Hushabye Babies Served Since
November 2020

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Babies Who Got To Stay With Their Moms

A Baby is Born with NAS in the
United States Every 15 Minutes

The Hushabye Story

Our new facility, located at 3003 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, is now complete and ready to welcome Moms and babies.

View our video and listen to our story from Hushabye Nursery’s Founder, Tara Sundem and President, Brandon Clark. The Mission is ambitious and the results are inspiring.

“Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” – Carl Bard

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Newborns exposed to opioids in the womb are at risk for a condition called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS symptoms can include painful tremors; excessive crying and irritability; and problems with sleeping, feeding, and breathing. NAS is associated with myriad risk factors that could affect the well-being and development of a newborn. NAS is responsible for profound social cost and human suffering. From 2004 to 2014, NAS prevalence increased 433%, accounting for $2.9 billion in hospitalization costs (Boston Medical Center, 2018) straining national healthcare systems.

The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated opioid use disorder and incidences of overdose increased by approximately 30% nationwide, making Hushabye Nursery’s best practice NAS care services even more essential.

How to Comfort
Your Baby

Learn how to help an uncomfortable baby using some advanced swaddling and movement methods. Welcome relief for baby and caregiver.

HOPPE Program at
Hushabye Nursery

The Hushabye Opioid Pregnancy Preparation and Empowerment (HOPPE) program is designed to help you have a healthy pregnancy, healthy baby, safe home and keep your family together.

How to Comfort
Your Baby

Learn how to help an uncomfortable baby using some advanced swaddling and movement methods. Welcome relief for baby and caregiver.

HOPPE Program at Hushabye Nursery

The Hushabye Opioid Pregnancy Preparation and Empowerment (HOPPE) program is designed to help you have a healthy pregnancy, healthy baby, safe home and keep your family together.

We have some immediate donation requests; if you can donate please contact Shauna Anderson at Shauna.Anderson@hushabyenursery.org

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Proudly serving our communities and opening our doors to 330 babies! Please help us celebrate in the comments below with all the celebration emojis!

Thank you for being a part of our Hushabye Nursery Community!
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Wonderful tour and discussion with First Lady Angela Ducey and Maria Cristina Fuentes, Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF). We appreciate your support and kind hearts for the tiniest victims of Arizona's opioid crisis! #goyffaz #mariafuentes ...

Words cannot express our deep appreciation to The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation for the life-changing impact they are making throughout our community as shared in their Impact Report. We are grateful for their heartfelt action that spurs others to do the same. ...

Moms/parents/caregivers work with peer mentors and learn to support their newborns through withdrawal. If necessary, we help create a child services case plan to avoid removal or work toward reunification of the child. Detailed case management includes treatment, safety plans, advocacy, legal referral, and documentation assistance.

We are here for you; learn more at https://www.hushabyenursery.org
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Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

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We are seeking donations for the following items: #DrBrownsBabyBottles and #Swaddles! Please contact Shauna.Anderson@hushabyenursery.org, or please call our office to coordinate a drop-off!

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Hushabye’s programs ensure a healthy pregnancy, a healthy newborn, a safe home environment, and intact families. Learn more tips and tricks on our website: www.hushabyenursery.org ...

Parenting is messy and taxing, and sometimes it will bring you to your knees. Being a mother, father, or primary caregiver is not for the weak. While parents experience unique trials, tribulations, emotions, and moments, they all have one thing in common. Through it all, it is always worth it. Being a parent truly is the most extraordinary journey in the world. Keep it up! You are amazing.

Happy Parent's Day from all of us at Hushabye Nursery!

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Hushabye Nursery groups support pregnant women and their families struggling with Opiate Use Disorder. Services range from general support groups to those designed to help your recovery and encourage healthy coping skills. Hushabye Nursery staff understands that this can be an overwhelming time, and we are here to support you!

Learn more at www.hushabyenurery.org
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Learn how to help an uncomfortable baby using some advanced swaddling and movement methods. Welcome relief for baby and caregiver. More information can be found on our website; please visit https://www.hushabyenursery.org.

#HushabyeNursery #SleepingBaby
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We are seeking donations for gently used nursing pillows and new pacifiers! Please click the link in our bio if you'd like to donate or visit our Amazon Wish list!

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People with lived/living experiences deeply understand the realities of Opiate Use Disorder (OUD). Their stories and experiences are powerful tools for building compassion and disrupting and clarifying an understanding of its root causes and scope. Hushabye Nursery recognizes people with lived/living experiences as context experts. Our “Lived Experience” Peer Mentors co-led groups to ensure that families have the information and resources necessary to achieve optimal health and wellness for their infants, children, and themselves.

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Hushabye Nursery’s use of pharmacologic intervention is 4% compared with the average NICU use of 95%. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that non-pharmacologic management be the first treatment line for all newborns experiencing NAS. The National Association of Neonatal Nurses’ evidence-based practice reports that “[t]he Eat, Sleep, Console Model (ESC) is the number one modality that has shown to significantly reduce postnatal opioid use for the management of NAS and decrease the length of hospital stay by as much as 73%.” The ESC model of care significantly decreases the length of treatment and cost of care. ESC is the primary intervention for infants with NAS at Hushabye Nursery.

Learn more at www.hushabyenursery.org
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With nearly 50,000 opioid-related deaths in 2017, today’s opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history. The opioid crisis is more complex when considering the growing phenomenon of co-occurring pregnancy.

Women who become pregnant while using opioids – both illegal and medically-monitored – are typically prescribed opiates throughout their pregnancies due to the risk of prenatal withdrawal and miscarriage. As a result, their babies are born into an opiate-dependent state known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), which requires a complex and painful detoxification process in the days following birth.

In Arizona, two babies are born daily, withdrawing from opioid dependency.

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At Hushabye Nursery, each infant experiencing NAS and their caregiver shares one of 12 private rooms. This allows primary caretakers to room in, feed frequently, and provide the continual one-on-one soothing and bonding critical for recovery. Hushabye Nursery’s nurses draw from their extensive experience to provide targeted care to infants that reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences. Hushabye Nursery’s team and caregivers are trained in soothing techniques shown to be effective non-pharmacologic interventions.

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Hushabye Nursery’s care model provides the ideal setting for the family-centered Eat, Sleep, and Console (ESC) best-practice care protocol for infants experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Hushabye Nursery is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health as a Level 1 Sub-Acute facility and is accredited through CARF International.

Learn more about our ESC method at https://www.hushabyenursery.org/about/
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Learn how to help an uncomfortable baby using some advanced swaddling and movement methods. Welcome relief for baby and caregiver. More information can be found on our website; please visit the link in our bio!

#HushabyeNursery #SleepingBaby
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Thank you to the Arizona Governor's Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment members for recently allowing us to share with you the work of Hushabye Nursery. We appreciate your support in helping the tiniest victims of the opioid crisis!

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Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts.
Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Hushabye Nursery!
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Hushabye Nursery could not continue to deliver the innovative level of care we provide babies experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and families without your support.