A Family-Centered Program for Infants at Risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
An Ongoing National Trend
The Continuing Threat of the Opioid Epidemic
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 aim is for every mother to have a rewarding birth experience and a healthy newborn, despite struggles with chronic pain, addiction, mental health and/or social issues.
The MAiN Hospital Model for Newborns at Risk for NAS
The MAiN Model
MAiN Babies have...
The MAiN program provides so much love and support to those who need it the most. Anything that I needed, whether it as support of something for my baby, they are willing to help!
I think it's been a huge asset to our community, just breaking down the walls of the stigmatization that exists in our community; moms who have gone through program feel better.
When babies are in the NICU, the mom is only involved for a few hours at most, but after we implemented MAiN, moms are actually able to touch their babies. We can educate them about decreased stimulation, and developmentally appropriate ways to take care of their babies.
Well, you’re getting people who have typically been stigmatized, the opportunity to maintain relationships with them (and the baby) or even family/caregiver with baby, supports keeping moms involved in the social fabric, so they aren’t overlooked, outcast, separated from joys and privileges, viewed as humans with a specific disease rather than addicts
The MAiN model was successful because our patients really loved the fact that they would be able to stay here with their baby.
Main encourages moms to take care of the babies and start bonding with the baby.
MAiN is giving parents more autonomy with their children.