Opioid Drug Use During Pregnancy Leads To Higher NAS Risk For Baby: Study

April 14, 2015 1:00 AM

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Infants after birth are put at a higher risk of developing neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) when mothers use opioids during pregnancy.

Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center found out that pregnant women are often given opioid drug to alleviate pain. This results to a higher likelihood of their child developing NAS.

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