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Newborns with opioid withdrawal do better cared for by mom, versus stay in intensive care

Newborns with opioid withdrawal do better cared for by mom, versus stay in intensive care
Health experts say babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome (not pictured) and their mothers should room together in hospital when possible, rather than the baby being sent for treatment to the neonatal intensive care unit. (Joerg Sarbach/Associated Press) With the opioid crisis leading to a rising number of babies suffering withdrawalRead more

Stigma keeps pregnant women from reporting drug use

Stigma keeps pregnant women from reporting drug use
A support worker says many pregnant women are afraid to admit to drug use for fear of losing their child. (Stock image/Shutterstock/Olesya Feketa) Stigma keeps many pregnant women in the province from reporting their drug use, says one woman who works with drug users in St. John's. "It's the stigmaRead more

Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good

Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good
Rebecca Dowds was suffering from opioid addiction when her daughter Sephira was born, but a new initiative allowed them to stay together from birth. (Submitted by Rebecca Dowds) Removing newborn babies from women who are suffering from addiction helps neither mother nor child, says a doctor at the forefront ofRead more
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