Pregnancy and opioids - Opioid addiction, part 10

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Abstract:

This two-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about opioid pain medications and possible risks to pregnant women and the unborn baby. It identifies risks to the health of the unborn baby associated with addictive opioid drugs, including birth defects, stillbirth, and premature birth, as well as withdrawal symptoms known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). It discusses the benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), which combines treatment medications with behavioral therapies. The document contains brief guidelines regarding breastfeeding. Contact information for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline is provided.

Text and audio are in the public domain. Graphics are copyrighted content.

Author(s):
Healthy Roads Media
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Resource in English Only
Translation Review:
N/A
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Keywords:
Analgesics, opioid, Breast feeding, Female, Fetal development, Infant, Infant, newborn, Mothers, Neonatal abstinence syndrome, Opioid-related disorders, Parturition, Pregnancy, Substance withdrawal syndrome, Women's Health
Copyright:
Copyrighted
Date Last Reviewed:
9/22/2017
Reviewed By:
HealthReach staff and Author/Agency

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