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InOpioidAddiction,BothBabiesandTheirMothersDeserveCare

Society for Women's Health Research
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In Opioid Addiction, Both Babies and Their Mothers Deserve Care

Every 19 minutes, an infant is born in the U.S. who will suffer from opiate withdrawal [1].

These babies, whose mothers used opioids (pain-relieving medications such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, and others) during pregnancy, are born addicted to the drugs and suffer painful withdrawal symptoms as newborns, including seizures, tremors, diarrhea, and fever [2].


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Society for Women's Health Research
Society for Women's Health Research

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR ®) is a national non-profit based in Washington D.C. that is widely recognized as the thought-leader in promoting research on biological differences in disease and is dedicated to transforming women’s health through science, advocacy, and education.

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