Michael Molthan: The Amount of Pregnant Women Addicted to Opioids Quadruples.
This Growth in Opioid Addiction in Pregnant Women Spans 20 years. How Do We Change Course?
This is an opportunity for pregnant women to address their addiction and get help since they have to go see a doctor for their pregnancy and birth-related issues in the first place. This is a great opportunity to get clean and sober by getting help from their doctor and other recovery professionals.
What Does This Do To The Baby's Development?
The baby is born intoxicated and will have to go through withdrawals. I've actually seen footage of babies shaking in the incubator, needing the opiates because that's all their body knows. So no not only are they detoxing the mother, they're detoxing the infant.