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What are the effects to an unborn child if I have to take narcotine pain medicine during pregnancy?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Narcotic pain meds

Narcotic pain medications can be addictive.
Taking them during pregnancy may inadvertently cause fetal dependence on them as well. Short term use is generally not a problem. Long term use is more worrisome. Talk to your doctor regarding your usage.

In brief: Narcotic pain meds

Narcotic pain medications can be addictive.
Taking them during pregnancy may inadvertently cause fetal dependence on them as well. Short term use is generally not a problem. Long term use is more worrisome. Talk to your doctor regarding your usage.
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