EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSBaby Shower Benefits Center For Addicted Newborns
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Videographer: Kenney Barnette
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Kallie Cart
Reported: Aug. 14, 2013 10:16 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 14, 2013 10:30 AM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
A baby shower to benefit newborns in need was held in Huntington Tuesday.
St. Mary's Medical Center's "Total Woman Program" hosted the baby shower to benefit Lily's Place. The organization is a new pediatric center in Huntington to help babies who are born addicted to drugs.
Everyone who attended the baby shower Tuesday evening was asked to bring a gift or donation for the center. The organization needs items like diapers, bibs and newborn sleepers.
Unfortunately, this type of center is needed as drug addicted infants have become a more common problem.
"Infants who are born addicted to drugs have a long, hard process to get detoxified to come off those drugs so they're no longer sick anymore because they are. They're sick infants. They're irritable. They have trouble feeding," Lisa Hastings with St. Mary's Medical Center said.
Lily's Place also was presented with a check from the Total Woman Group. A membership program to help women make good health care decisions.
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