neonatal abstinence syndrome

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Is An Easily Treatable Condition and No Infant Mortality Should Occur As A Result Of NAS

"Untreated opiate dependence in pregnant women is associated with many environmental and medical factors that contribute to poor maternal and child outcomes. Illicit opioid consumption is associated with a sixfold increase in obstetric complications such as low birth weight, toxaemia, third trimester bleeding, malpresentation, puerperal morbidity (2), foetal distress and meconium aspiration.