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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.

"Ava and I were at Hushabye for three days. I want to thank you guys for being there for me! ❤️‍🩹I truly appreciate it. Hushabye taught me so much; im glad you guys helped! ❤️‍🩹" - Hushabye Nursery Testimony

Our team will walk with you and meet you wherever you are in your recovery journey. If you or someone you know needs help, please call today or visit our website for more assistance!

#HushabyeNurseryFamily #Community
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Did you know that we are proud partners of Fry’s Community Rewards Program? Through this program, shoppers who register their Fry’s shopper accounts with Hushabye Nursery will have a portion of their purchases donated back to Hushabye at the end of each calendar year. Check the instructions to learn how you can help!

#FrysRewards #Community
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We will be interviewing Co-Founder/Executive Director, #TaraSundem! What questions do you have for Tara in regards to #HushabyeNursery? Drop your question in the comments below, or feel free to message us! #HushabyeNurseryPodcast ...

"I love being a PCA at Hushabye! I love coming to work, knowing that I play a part in helping our mamas and babies. Hushabye's mission to help NAS babies and their families are much needed, and I'm so glad to be a part of it." - Ashleigh.

#PatientCareAssistant #PCA #Nonprofit #StaffAppreciation #Gratitude
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#HushabyeNursery is a proud #ACEsPartner, #AdverseChildhoodExperiences - we provide resources, classes, and support to our moms and their families. At Hushabye Nursery, we aim to prevent ACEs before they happen, identify those who have experienced ACEs, and respond using trauma-informed approaches to create the conditions for strong, thriving families and communities where all children and youth are free from harm. All people can achieve lifelong health and well-being.

This month we are participating in #WeHealUS, a grassroots campaign that honors May as Mental Health Awareness Month by amplifying the hard work of individuals, organizations, and local/state governments in building resilience and healing.

Learn more about our programs and classes at: https://www.hushabyenursery.org

#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #TraumaInformed
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"Even though I got a late start in my Healthcare career, I ended up where I belong... at Hushabye! Being a PCA there means having the most hands-on job caring for those precious babies and giving words of encouragement to the families when they sometimes need it the most. It's a small part that comes with huge rewards! I also have the most amazing coworkers that I could ever ask for. They are like my second family! I have never felt so loved and appreciated at any other job. I am very fortunate!“ - Meredith

#PCAs #PatientCareAssistant #HushabyeNursery #Nonprofit #StaffAppreciation
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We are so grateful for our fantastic staff, volunteers, AmeriCorps members, and the support we receive from our communities! Together we are embracing substance-exposed babies and their caregivers with compassionate, evidence-based care that changes the course of their entire lives. And making an impact on the lives of the tiniest victims of the opioid crisis because every baby deserves a healthy start.

Learn more about how you can help at: https://hushabyenursery.org

#HushabyeNursery
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"Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people to support you." #MistyCopeland

At Hushabye, we meet you on your journey wherever you're at and learn more about our programs and services: https://hushabyenursery.org.

#NAS #NeonatalAbstinenceSyndrome #ArizonaNonProfit #SupportGroup #ACEsPartner #TraumaInformed #CompassionateCare
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This week we are proudly highlighting our amazing PCAs at #HushabyeNursery! We are so grateful for the tremendous work, love, compassion, and care they bring to our Hushabye moms, their families, and our staff!

"Being a part of Hushabye Nursery is more rewarding than I could ever have imagined. I love working on a team that supports and encourages families facing their most challenging days. Hushabye Nursery is making a difference every day in the babies' lives that we are so eager to care for. I am so grateful to be a part of this team and their mission." -Morgan

To learn more about what our PCAs do, please visit: https://www.hushabyenursery.org

#PatientCareAssistant #Nonprofit #StaffAppreciation
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Did you know that majority of our Moms who have successfully gone through our programs want to come back and be a part of #HushabyeNursery? Most of our Moms come back as #PeerSupportCoordinators!

Clarissa says working as peer support for others in recovery has helped her, too. She still attends groups and lives with her daughter and fiancé, who is also in recovery. She knows what the women at Hushabye are experiencing because she’s been through it.

“It’s healing to me,” she said. “Because it’s like I’m almost able to close a chapter in my past knowing that I got somebody somewhere farther than I could go.”

You, too, can be a part of Hushabye Nursery's mission by donating. Help us continue to embrace substance-exposed babies and their caregivers with compassionate, evidence-based care that changes the course of their entire lives. (Link in our bio)

#HushabyeNursery #Donate #NAS
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In honor of Nurses' week, we want to thank our amazing nurses at Hushabye Nursery! Our Nurses' go above and beyond to care for the tiniest victim of the opioid crisis. They also encourage the moms/parents/caregivers involved in the treatment of their infant by providing compassionate, non-judgmental care, which empowers the family to realize a healthier, more productive life.

Help us thank our nurses below by leaving a greeting or your favorite heart emoji!

#WeAnswerTheCall #NursesWeek2022 #HushabyeNurseryNurses
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We are officially BACK! Listen to our FIRST 3 episodes by clicking the link in our bio! We have some fantastic upcoming episodes coming your way! In the comments below, let us know what you want to learn more about Hushabye Nursery?

#Podcast #HushabyeNursery
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There is a strong correlation between OUD and traumatic experiences. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study conducted by Kaiser Permanente and the CDC found that individuals who suffered three or more ACEs had a much greater likelihood of substance abuse.

The study noted that “The compulsive use of nicotine, alcohol and injected street drugs increases proportionally in a strong, graded dose-response manner that closely parallels the intensity of adverse life experiences during childhood.” Individuals with high childhood trauma scores were more likely to display antisocial behavior and complicated addiction histories. Studies show that individuals who have experienced childhood trauma, including chronic poverty and household dysfunction, are more likely to report chronic pain and are more likely to seek opioids for pain relief in adulthood.

Hushabye Nursery provides families education based on The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention protective factors that facilitate a pathway for improved outcomes for children and families. These factors include concrete support systems, parental resilience, and knowledge of child development.

Learn more at https://hushabyenursery.org
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At Hushabye Nursery, we created an innovative new care model for family systems and communities impacted by opioid use disorder. This includes a 12-room inpatient detox nursery customized to treat babies born with NAS and provide intensive outpatient family services as part of prenatal and postnatal continuous care.

Care for infants experiencing NAS is intensive. Traditional treatment approaches often involve admitting infants experiencing NAS to the NICU and pharmacological treatment or administering opioids such as morphine and methadone.

Hushabye Nursery's use of pharmacologic intervention is 4% compared with the average NICU use of 95%.

Learn more at https://hushabyenursery.org
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We are wishing you all a Happy Mother's Day! Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism. At Hushabye Nursery, our team will continue to walk with you and meet you wherever you are in your recovery journey. We got you every step of the way. ...

"What I love about Hushabye is how we are all a big family and how we all love caring for baby and mom. The best thing ever is seeing these babies conquer their battles and go home with their families. Hushabye is the most welcoming facility that I have encountered, and I’m proud to say that I work here."

Brittney H., Hushabye Nursery Patient Care Assistant.

#PCAWeek #AppreciationWeek
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During PCA Week, we appreciate our Patient Care Assistants, and the love they share with our families!

#HushabyeNursery
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Honored to host Mike Faust, Director of the Arizona Department of Child Safety and Aysha Schomburg, Associate Commissioner in the Children's Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as they toured Hushabye Nursery yesterday. Great conversation about child safety and families impacted by opioid crisis. #AZKidsThrive #Compassioner #AZDCS #neonatal #socialdeterminantsofhealth #neonatalabstinencesyndrome ...

Social, cultural, and historical factors often impact communities' mental health that has traditionally been marginalized. These communities often experience overt racism and bigotry, leading to a more profound mental health burden than others may face. 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 cost-effectively.

www.hushabyenursery.org
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While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. At Hushabye Nursery, we create connections and provide compassionate, evidence-based care for our Moms and their babies and their families.

It's essential to take care of the Family as a whole, and meet our Moms, their babies, and their families where they're at. If you or someone you know needs assistance or services through Hushabye Nursery, please visit our website.
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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.