June is Texas Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Awareness Month

June marks Texas Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Awareness Month. The American Academy of Pediatrics defines NAS as “the result of the sudden discontinuation of fetal exposure to substances that were used by the mother during pregnancy”. Babies born with NAS can display a wide range of symptoms such as: vomiting, loose stools, high-pitched crying, irritability, inconsolability, tremors, sweating, sneezing, poor feeding, or even seizures.

Caring For Mommies at BHS offers support for babies, pregnant women, and mothers affected by substance and opioid use disorders. For more information contact Efrain Garcia at egarcia@bhsst.org or (956) 368-5557, ext. 305

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