Opioid Management in Pregnancy and Postpartum.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Pregnant and postpartum women with opiate use disorder present a challenge in perinatal care. It is important for health care teams to provide sensitive and compassionate evidence-based care for these women, who often are stigmatized during the prenatal, delivery, and postpartum periods. Women with opiate use disorder are at risk for inadequate prenatal and postpartum care and for complications. Infants are at risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome and are expected to require neonatal intensive care. Pain management during labor and for cesarean delivery requires consultation and collaboration with providers who have expertise in management of addiction. Postpartum follow-up is essential.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brown, HL

Published Date

  • September 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 421 - 427

PubMed ID

  • 32762927

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ogc.2020.04.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States