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A 30-year-old female asked:

Im on percocet and morphine er for pain conditions and just found out im pregnant. what are the risks associated with taking these medications?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Neonatal abstinence: syndrome is the major pregnancy complication. Women taking opioids for pain are also passing it along to the fetus, and depending on a variety of factors, about 70% of babies born to moms on opioids will develop a withdrawal syndrome. If possible to taper the medication in your second trimester and use alternative pain management, that would be best. It is treatable in hospitals with expertise.

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