Pregnant with her second child, Clarissa Collins was at her methadone clinic when a woman walked in with a box of doughnuts and a baby doll. The woman, Tara Sundem, was partway through a five-year effort to open Hushabye Nursery and launch a novel family-focused program that would treat substance-exposed infants and offer care and support to their caregivers.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) refers to symptoms of withdrawal that babies may have if their mothers used or abused substances during pregnancy.
Providing comfort measures is always the first treatment for NAS.
Learn how to help an uncomfortable baby using some advanced swaddling and movement methods.
Listen to our story from Hushabye Nursery’s Founder, Tara Sundem, and President, Brandon Clark.
Hushabye Nursery HOPPE Classes Go Online.