010914 Coalition Meeting

Panel addresses growing problem of drug-addicted newborns
by Nick Shepherd / Kingsport Times News


Article sent by coalition member after the meeting:

Childbirth Should Be Filled With Joy: Mother’s Addiction Leads Newborns to Experience Withdrawals

By By C. Allen Musil, M.D. – Frontier Health Medical Director & Senior Vice President of Medical Services -

"The coming birth of a child should be filled with joy as you hear the baby’s heartbeat or feel the baby kick. It’s a time to prepare a homecoming or select the name that identifies who they are. The birth should be a time for rejoicing as you count 10 fingers and 10 toes. Sadly, some pregnant mothers struggle with addiction and their babies are born fighting for life." (more)

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