Postpartum Opioid Use

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More women taking opioids after having a baby.

In Your Health Minute,

Women who take opioids after giving birth are at a higher risk of becoming chronic users.

That is according to a study from Vanderbilt University that tracked over 102-thousand new mothers.

It showed women who filled an opioid prescription after a c-section or vaginal delivery were more likely to continue taking them.

 

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