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Is it safe! for a doctor to give morphine to a pregnant mother?

Is it safe! for a doctor to give morphine to a pregnant mother?

With caution yes: any time opiates given to a pregnant woman the benefit to the mother must outweigh the risk to the baby. There is no reason to believe it will hurt the baby's development but EVERYONE needs to know the mother is on morphine and prepare for the baby to withdraw after delivery. Be certain everyone is on the same page. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it ok to take morphine while trying to get pregnant?

Is it ok to take morphine while trying to get pregnant?

I would encourage: You to hold off on getting pregnant until you are well enough to no longer need morphine. Are you using the morphine for a medical problem or recreationally? ...Read more

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Is morphine safe during pregnancy with twins 6weeks 6days ?

If possible, avoid: This is something to discuss w/ all the doctors involved. Generally it is not recommended, but if needed in an emergency, they can plan for how to handle it best. Read this link and talk to them. Best! http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/morphine.html ...Read more

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What would happen if I took roxanol (morphine) during pregnancy?

What would happen if I took roxanol (morphine) during pregnancy?

Roxanol (morphine): Roxanol (morphine) is Morphine Sulfate and should be reserved for the treatment of severe, acute pain. (broken bones, burns, etc) Its a Category C drug which means harm to the fetus can't be ruled out. If taken after the first trimester but not in the last 2 weeks, the baby is probably fine. If taken real late in pregnancy the baby can go through physical withdrawal problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take morphine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: You can use morphine while pregnant or breastfeeding for very specific reasons and for very short periods of time. Usually it is used for pain control. Having your appendix removed while pregnant, a c-section, or suffering from kidney stones are some examples of situations where you might need morphine for a short time. It is addictive to the mom and the baby so you can't use for a long time. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take morphine 30 pill wile pregnant I'm 10 weeks I HV bad back pain?

Is it OK to take morphine 30 pill wile pregnant I'm 10 weeks I HV bad back pain?

No: Not unless prescribed by or okayed by your obstetrician. Some opiates (usually methadone or buprenorphine) in cautious doses are safe in pregnancy to treat heroine or other illicit opiate addiction, but they do cross the placenta and can lead to sedation or withdrawal in a developing fetus if not dosed carefully and consistently. Opiates in most situations are unduly risky for pain in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Possibly pregnant keep getting bad migraines that lasts for weeks until it gets so bad I go to the ER the ONLY thing that helps is morphine help?

Possibly pregnant keep getting bad migraines that lasts for weeks until it gets so bad I go to the ER the ONLY thing that helps is morphine help?

Break up pattern: The ER is absolutely the worst place to go with a migraine, as the lights, noise, commotion, make all worse. Narcotics such as morphine are completely inappropriate and breed chronic daily headaches. If you are pregnant, breathing 100% oxygen may help. If not, should start an OTC preventative, such as riboflavin, Co-Q10, butterbur, even magnesium. Find headache specialist. ...Read more

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Im on Percocet and Morphine ER for pain conditions and just found out Im pregnant. What are the risks associated with taking these medications?

Im on Percocet and Morphine ER for pain conditions and just found out Im pregnant. What are the risks associated with taking these medications?

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. ...Read more

Morphine (Definition)

Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting forumations are taken as needed for pain. Extended-release morphine is for use when around-the-clock ...Read more