A Rising National Trend

The Growing Threat of NAS


Our Approach

Caring for Infants With NAS

The MAiN Program provides education, support and other resources to mothers using opioids during pregnancy to minimize the risk of health problems for their babies. Our goal is to help each mother enrolled to have a rewarding birth experience, a healthy newborn, and to provide tools for positive parenting, despite struggles against chronic pain, addiction, and/or mental health issues.

The MAiN Model

The MAiN model incorporates a multidisciplinary, coordinated approach that facilitates collaboration among clinicians caring for opioid-dependent mothers and their newborns. Our inpatient treatment component includes a three-step approach:

Early initiated pharmacological treatment within 24 hours of birth for qualified newborns. 

Rooming in with mother or care in the Level I nursery when mother is not available

Combined inpatient stabilization with outpatient medication weaning

MAiN Babies Have...

Partner Testimonials

The MAiN model was successful because our patients really loved the fact that they would be able to stay here with their baby. Also, it was easier to have the early intervention, it made it easier for the staff, doctors, and patients.

Doris StreetBS, BSN, RN, CNOR, NE-BC, Nurse Manager

The MAiN model has helped us in making sure that babies who are exposed to drugs are getting the treatment that they need.

Sarah CrewsRN, Nursery

MAiN helped nurses and physicians to work together, and if there was a potential for opiate use, the intervention got us thinking about it. The program helped us in having a formal protocol and adding to our accountability.

Sen RavindranMD, Pediatric Hospitalist

Main encourages moms to take care of the babies and start bonding with the baby.

Carly DraddyMD, Pediatric Hospitalist

MAiN is giving parents more autonomy with their children.

Ann BoltBSN, RNC-LRN, Charge Nurse, Level II Nursery

Anytime I’ve had questions about anything, I have been supported. In the beginning, when there were questions about forms, I was able to ask Dr. Hudson and get to her quickly. MAiN staff members have always gotten back to me and been very responsive. 

Ann Marie Patterson RavindranPediatric Hospitalist