Neonatologist on withdrawal babies: “It’s difficult to see these babies in distress.”

Dr. Naomi Lauriello is a very busy woman. She spends her days on the second floor of MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital caring for tiny, sick babies.

Lauriello is a neonatologist, working in the neonatal intensive care unit.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services opioid overdose is the number one cause of death in Missouri mothers.

Lauriello sees how drug use during pregnancy can impact babies.