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2020 Jul 17

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep



Vital Signs: Prescription Opioid Pain Reliever Use During Pregnancy – 34 U.S. Jurisdictions, 2019.


Ko JY, D'Angelo DV, Haight SC, Morrow B, Cox S, Salvesen von Essen B, Strahan AE, Harrison L, Tevendale HD, Warner L, Kroelinger CD, Barfield WD
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 Jul 17; 69(28):897-903.
PMID: 32673301.


Prescription opioid use during pregnancy has been associated with poor outcomes for mothers and infants. Studies using administrative data have estimated that 14%-22% of women filled a prescription for opioids during pregnancy; however, data on self-reported prescription opioid use during pregnancy are limited.